List of awards and nominations received by John Legend

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John Legend awards and nominations

Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
American Music Awards
0 1
BET Awards
1 4
Grammy Awards
9 21
MOBO Awards
1 3
MTV Video Music Awards
0 3
NAACP Image Awards
2 6
Soul Train Music Awards
3 5
Vibe Awards
0 4
Totals
Awards won 14
Nominations 35

John Legend is an American soul singer, songwriter and pianist. He was signed by Kanye West after he saw him perform at one of his shows in 2001.[1] His first album, Get Lifted, was released on December 28, 2004.[2] It spawned four singles: "Used to Love U", "Ordinary People", "Number One" and "So High". The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3] Legend's second album, Once Again, was released on October 24, 2006.[4] It spawned eight singles: "Save Room", "Heaven", "P.D.A. (We Just Don't Care)", "Stereo", "Another Again", "Slow Dance", "Show Me" and "Each Day Gets Better". The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[3] Legend's third album, Evolver, was released on October 28, 2008.[5] It has spawned two singles: "Green Light" and "If You're Out There".

In 2005, Legend received fifteen nominations and won two, including Best New Artist at the Black Entertainment Television Awards (BET Awards) and Best R&B Act at the MOBO Awards. In 2006, Legend received ten nominations and won five, including Best R&B Male Vocal Performance for "Stay with You", Best R&B Album for Get Lifted, Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards; Best R&B/Soul Album Male for Get Lifted, Best R&B/Soul Single Male for "Ordinary People" at the Soul Train Music Awards. In 2007, Legend received six nominations and won three, including Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group for "Family Affair", Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Heaven" at the Grammy Awards; Best R&B/Soul Single Male for "Save Room" at the Soul Train Music Awards. Overall, Legend has won 14 awards from 35 nominations.

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Legend has been nominated once.[6]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 John Legend Favorite Male R&B/Soul Artist Nominated

BET Awards[edit]

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment. The awards are presented annually and broadcast live on BET. Legend has won one award from four nominations.[7][8][9]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 "Ordinary People" Video of the Year Nominated
John Legend Best Male R&B Artist Nominated
Best New Artist Won
2007 Best Male R&B Artist Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Legend has won nine awards from twenty-two nominations.[10][11][12][13]

Year Recipient Award Result
2006 John Legend Best New Artist Won
"Ordinary People" Song of the Year Nominated
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Won
Best R&B Song Nominated
"So High" Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
"Stay with You" Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance Nominated
Get Lifted Best R&B Album Won
"They Say" Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
2007 "Save Room" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
"Heaven" Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Won
"Family Affair" Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group Won
2009 "American Boy" Song of the Year Nominated
"Stay with Me (By the Sea)" Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Won
"Green Light" (feat. André 3000 ) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
2010 "This Time" Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Nominated
2011 "Shine" Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Nominated
Best R&B Song Won
"Hang On In There" Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance Won
"Wake Up Everybody" Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
Wake Up! Best R&B Album Won
2013 "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" (with Ludacris) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
2014 Love in the Future Best R&B Album Nominated

MOBO Awards[edit]

The MOBO Awards (an acronym for "Music of Black Origin") were established in 1996 by Kanya King. They are held annually in the United Kingdom to recognize artists of any race or nationality performing music of black origin. Legend has won one award from three nominations.[14]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Get Lifted Best Album Nominated
John Legend Best R&B Act Won
"Ordinary People" Best Video Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Legend has been nominated three times.[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 "Ordinary People" Best R&B Video Nominated
Best New Artist Nominated
Best Male Video Nominated

NAACP Image Awards[edit]

The NAACP Image Awards is an award presented annually by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music and literature. Legend has been nominated twice.[16]

Year Recipient Award Result
2009 John Legend Outstanding Male Artist Nominated
Greenlight Outstanding Song Nominated
2014 John Legend Outstanding Male Artist Won
"All of Me" Outstanding Song Won
"Made to Love" Outstanding Music Video Nominated
Love in the Future Outstanding Album Nominated

Soul Train Music Awards[edit]

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired in national broadcast syndication that honors the best in African American music and entertainment established in 1987. Legend has won three awards from five nominations.[17][18][19][20]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 "Used to Love U" Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist Nominated
2006 Get Lifted Best R&B/Soul Album, Male Won
"Ordinary People" Best R&B/Soul Single, Male Won
2007 Once Again Best R&B/Soul Album Male Nominated
"Save Room" Best R&B/Soul Single Male Won

Vibe Awards[edit]

The Vibe Awards are hosted annually by Vibe magazine. Legend has been nominated four times.[21]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 John Legend R&B Voice of the Year Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
Get Lifted Album of the Year Nominated
"Ordinary People" Best R&B Song Nominated

References[edit]

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