John Legend Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2015 Won
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"

Golden Globes, USA

2015 Won
Golden Globe
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2014 Won
AAFCA Award
Best Music
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2014 Won
ACCA
Best Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
"Glory"

BET Awards

2015 Won
BET Award
Best Collaboration
Shared with:
For the song "Glory."
Nominated
BET Award
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Video of the Year
Shared with:
For the video "Glory."
2014 Nominated
BET Award
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
2010 Won
BET Award
Humanitarian Award

Black Reel Awards

2017 Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Original Song
Southside with You (2016)
Song: "Start"
2015 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"
2013 Won
Black Reel
Best Song
Django Unchained (2012)
Shared with:
For the song "Who Did That to You"
Nominated
Black Reel
Best Song
Think Like a Man (2012)
Shared with:
For the song "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)"
2011 Won
Black Reel
Best Song
Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
For the song "Shine"

Black Reel Awards for Television

2017 Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Drama Series
Underground (2016)
Shared with:

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"
2011 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Song
Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
For the song "Shine".

Denver Film Critics Society

2011 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Original Song
Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
Song: "Shine"

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2016 Nominated
Dorian Award
TV Musical Moment of the Year
The Oscars (2015)
Shared with:
"Glory"

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2015 Won
GAFCA Award
Best Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"

Gold Derby Awards

2017 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
La La Land (2016)
Shared with:
2015 Won
Gold Derby Award
Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
for "Glory"

Grammy Awards

2016 Won
Grammy
Best Song Written for Visual Media
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
For the song "Glory."
Nominated
Grammy
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Shared with:
For the song "One Man Can Change The World."
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Shared with:
For the song "Glory."
Best Rap Song
Shared with:
For the song "Glory."
2015 Nominated
Grammy
Best Pop Solo Performance
For the song "All of Me (Live)."
Best Rap Song
Shared with:
(for the song "Bound 2")
2014 Nominated
Grammy
Best R&B Album
For the album "Love in the Future."
2013 Nominated
Grammy
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Shared with:
For the song "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)."
2011 Won
Grammy
Best R&B Album
Shared with:
For the album "Wake Up!"
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Shared with:
For the song "Hang On In There."
Best R&B Song
For the song "Shine."
Nominated
Grammy
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Shared with:
For the song "Wake Up Everybody."
2010 Nominated
Grammy
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
For the song "This Time."
2009 Won
Grammy
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Shared with:
For the song "Stay with Me (By the Sea)."
Nominated
Grammy
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Shared with:
For the song "Green Light."
Song of the Year
Shared with:
For the song "American Boy" (With songwriters Keith Harris and Kweli Washington).
2007 Won
Grammy
Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Shared with:
For the song "Family Affair."
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
For the song "Heaven."
Nominated
Grammy
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
For the song "Save Room."
2006 Won
Grammy
Best New Artist
Best R&B Album
For the album "Get Lifted."
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
For the song "Ordinary People."
Nominated
Grammy
Song of the Year
Shared with:
For the song "Ordinary People."
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Shared with:
For the song "They Say."
Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
Shared with:
For the song "So High."
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
For the song "Stay with You."

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"
2010 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Original Song
Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
Song: "Shine"

Image Awards

2018 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Song - Traditional
Song: "Surefire (Piano Version)"
2016 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Shared with:
Song: "One Man Can Change the World"
2015 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Music Video
John Legend: You & I (Nobody in the World) (2014)
Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Male Artist

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2015 Won
INOCA
Best Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"
2013 Nominated
INOCA
Best Original Song
Django Unchained (2012)
Song: "Who Did That to You?"

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2015 Nominated
IFC Award
Best Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"

MTV Movie + TV Awards

2017 Nominated
MTV Movie + TV Award
Best Musical Moment
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Shared with:
For "Beauty and the Beast"

MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)

2015 Won
VMA
Best Video with a Social Message
Shared with:
For the video "One Man Can Change the World."
2014 Nominated
VMA
Best Male Video
For the video "All of Me."

Online Film & Television Association

2015 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
For the song "Glory".
2011 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Song
Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
For the song "Shine".

People's Choice Awards, USA

2015 Nominated
People's Choice Award
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite R&B Artist

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2015 Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Music, Original Song
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
Song: "Glory"

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2012 Won
SLFCA Award
Best Music
Django Unchained (2012)
Shared with:
Tied with Alexandre Desplat for Moonrise Kingdom (2012).

World Soundtrack Awards

2015 Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
Selma (2014)
Shared with:
For the song "Glory".

Contribute to This Page

Please see our guide to updating awards