John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and record producer. He began his musical career by working behind the scenes, playing piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything", and making uncredited guest appearances on Jay-Z's "Encore" and Alicia Keys's "You Don't Know My Name". He then signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music and released his debut album Get Lifted, which reached the top ten on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album earned him eight nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, including nominations for the singles "So High" with Lauryn Hill and "Ordinary People", with the latter song winning for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, while also earning him awards for Best New Artist and Best R&B Album. His second studio album Once Again, spawned the single "Save Room", and became his second top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart.