LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 13: John Legend attends Netflix's "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey" drive-in premiere at The Grove on November 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)

Happy 42nd birthday to John Legend!

Legend was born John Roger Stephens on Dec. 28, 1978. He’s a celebrated singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, producer, director and philanthropist. That’s a lot of talents!

Legend released his debut album, Get Lifted, in 2004. He has sung with everyone from Jay-Z to Alicia Keys to Fort Minor.

Here are 10 of our favorite Legend songs!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!