John Legend will be honored with the Hal David Starlight Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame this coming June.
Award recipients are gifted songwriters in the early years of their careers who are making a significant impact with their original songs.
John Legend joins Rob Thomas, Alicia Keys and John Mayer (past recipients of the Hal David Starlight Award).
In 2004, Legend premiered as a singer-songwriter-pianist-performer with his album Get Lifted.
Get Lifted produced the hit "Ordinary People," and was a critical and commercial success, earning Legend eight Grammy nominations.
He won Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance ("Ordinary People") and Best R&B album.
In 2007, Legend won his 4th and 5th Grammy awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance for his album Once Again.
John also captured the 2007 Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group Grammy for his collaboration with Van Hunt and Joss Stone on the Sly Stone tribute CD, Family Affair.