How tall is John Legend

John Legend's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

American singer, best known for songs such as "All of Me" and "Ordinary People". In the Daily News, he mentioned his height, claiming "I'm 5-foot-10".

How tall is John Legend
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 8.23in (173.3cm)
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Aug/18
I wouldn't guess 5'8 that low. John look 5'9-5'9 1/2.
CIMD said on 1/Jan/18
I'm with MD on this one. Here is John Legend with Taye Diggs: Click Here

He definitely looks 5'8" here. If anything, Taye Diggs has worse posture than him.
ana said on 20/Jul/17
Johnson said on 19/Apr/17
Juanes and John Legend

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William S said on 10/Dec/16
He looks like a 5"7 guy to me, saw him a few years ago and towered above him, we were both wearing flat shoes, and im 5"10.
MD said on 16/Feb/16
John standing what appears to be maybe a foot-length into the foreground next to his wife and 5'7.5"(ish) Big Sean:

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Michael said on 17/Sep/15
You bunch of trolls who posted 5'6" should have written 5'5" instead.
chris141 said on 22/Feb/15
solid 175cm
MD said on 11/Dec/14
With 5'8" Taye Diggs:

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John is not a full 5'9".
marcus said on 26/Nov/14
he's 174/175cm. his wife though... i doubt she's 174cm, more like 172/173cm
haters. said on 18/Jul/14
this website is getting out of hand, obviously he is between 174-175cm, his wife might be 5'8. Whats with the "he's 5-6, 5-7". Stop.
Kendall said on 26/May/14
You guys are delusional. His wife is a strong 5'8 and in flats he stands an inch taller than her.
jm said on 7/Mar/14
I believe he is 5'7 he is not 5'10
lulz said on 4/Mar/14
@Kin How come John Legend towers over Bruno Mars? Is Bruno then 5'1.5? Based on that, female celebrities must be literal midgets! Someone needs to notify the fashion world that Coco Rocha is one of the shortest models of all time...I mean just go watch her interview Bruno at the VMA's in 2010 on youtube, without heels she's probably 5'6 just like John Legend then? Kate Moss must be 5'2 - very impressive camera tricks they do to make her look somewhat close in height to the 5'9-6'0 models she walks beside in fashion shows. What an absurd claim. Get some perspective!
Kin said on 1/Mar/14
I think he is closer to 5'6. I saw him at Randstand in Baltimore a couple years ago. I was literally less than five feet from him. I was surprised that he was so short. I'm barely 5'2 myself.There is no way he's over 5'6.
Anon said on 20/Feb/14
If he was truly 5'7-5'8, Chrissy Teigen would tower over him in any of the pics of them at formal events where she is wearing heels (just look at any pictures where they are standing straight up rather than posing for the photogs)...and she ain't unusually short for a model (see: Kate Moss) - go look at her standing with Irina Shayk or a number of other fashion models.
Anon said on 20/Feb/14
He looks shorter than almost every male in his instagram pics. There's one with Desmond Howard during a celebrity game; everyone was wearing athletic shoes so the difference in shoes is marginal. The NFL combine is very accurate in terms of measurements and it is barefoot only. Desmond is listed at 5'10 and John is a touch shorter than him in the picture. So I'd say 5'9 is pretty accurate
Grammys said on 26/Jan/14
He's about 2 inches taller than Ryan Seacrest at the Grammy's backstage.
MD said on 4/Dec/13
I definitely think he's closer to 5'8" than he is to 5'9". He consistently manages to look just below average height, even with fairly good proportions.
MD said on 17/Oct/13
With 5'7.75" Jeremy Piven (if Jeremy is that tall, of course):

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With 5'10" Chris Rock:

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You can't see their feet, but you can see the floor in the background of one of the pictures, and it's pretty clear they are on the same level. Even if we entertain a scenario in which John has on the flatest shoes and Chris some heeled boots (an unlikely scenario), there is still more than an inch difference between the two.
Me said on 15/Oct/13
He passed directly in front of me at a club. I'm only 5'10" and I had to look down to see the to of his head. I think he may be add short as 5'6" or 5'7". He was well below my eye level.
averagegiant said on 21/Aug/13
from the photos md provided there is no way he is 5'9.
Dj said on 9/Jun/13
I'm 5'10" flat without shoes, I was a good 2 or 3 inches taller than him when I met him in Soho. I say about 5'7.5
avery said on 8/May/13
Just saw him at Whole Foods in TriBeCa. I'm 5' 7" and he's at least two inches taller. He's a solid 5' 9". Maybe more. he was wearing Lanvin low tops. You can't get a lift into those. Maybe 1/2 inch at best. I know from experience.
leonari said on 18/Feb/13
Looked somehow short while performing at the NBA Allstar Game yesterday. Could be 174.
hello said on 4/Jan/13
saw him and his gf chrissy teigen at the airport a couple months ago. i was wearing flat combat boots and i could see clear over his head. i'm just south of 5'10". also, chrissy was wearing heels and i was taller than her. she's a legit 5'7.5"/5'8" max
hey said on 29/Aug/11
5-10 lol he's 5-7.5 or 5-8 max
Viper said on 30/Jun/11
LOL, claims 5-10 yet is really 5-7.
Derrick said on 21/Feb/11
He looks like a solid 5-7.
MD said on 15/Nov/10

Can you help me out with this picture? Here he is with 5'10" Chace Crawford and a 5'8"ish Penn Badgley:

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I said it some months back, but this guy looks closer to 5'8" than 5'9", and picture after picture seems to be confirming this.

[Editor Rob: he does look shorter there, but maybe chace could be 179cm himself, I might be wrong with him!]
Miri said on 11/Jun/09
when Mariah n=and John sang together,5 7.5 Mariah in medium heels was an inch taller that him(he was wearing dress shoes)
Robbie said on 24/Mar/09
Stop Lying Derek.
He cannot be 6'2. It's impossible.
cynthia said on 15/Feb/09
i saw john legend perform in Cali, and he looked so short , he walked right by me , i am 5"6 i would have to say maybe about a inch or so taller , but not no 6ft .. impossible ...
derek said on 26/Jan/09
yeah i met him in person hes actually 6'2 ish give or take half an inch
the geek said on 14/Jan/09
Saw him perform on jay leno and he was standing next to Jay leno. Jay leno had a good couple of inches over him and Leno supposed to be 5'11". So, 5'8" or 5'8" and a half sounds about right.
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/08
Legend is no more than 5'8". I'm around 5'7" and I looked as tall if not taller than him standing next to him. But really, he is one of those people where you don't notice how tall they are when you next to them in person.
AME said on 12/Sep/08
I was in the elevator with him yesterday. I am 5'10" and a half and he was at least an inch or 2 shorter than me. I'd put him probably around 5'8" to 5'8" and a half, but no taller than 5'9".
JDAVISON said on 8/May/08
John Legend is a frequent guest on Bill Maher's show and they look the same height, so I would say he is no more than 5'8".
MD5 said on 29/Feb/08
Rob, what do you think?
MD said on 10/Jun/07
One more with 5'8" Kanye West, for reference:

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MD said on 10/Feb/07
For reference...

With 5'8" Taye Diggs:

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With 5'8" Kanye West:

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With 5'7.75" Ludacris:

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MD said on 30/Jan/07
Editor Rob, what do you think now that you have Ludacris at 5'-7.75" and Kanye West at 5'8", and also knowing that Pharell Williams can't be anything over 5'8" (since he's not taller than Ludacris except by maybe .25 inches)?

Kanye, Pharell, Nelly, Ludacris and John are all around 5'8" give or take .25" or so.
MD said on 10/Sep/06
I understand that Rob, but you have all of these pictures with celebrities of known heights (or at least in the general vicinity) versus the few at the top.
MD said on 9/Sep/06
I understand the pictures above, but how do you explain away him almost being the exact same height as Ludacris? Even if you tack on an extra inch, he's 5'9" at most.

Also, here he is with Pharrell Williams and Kanye West both listed as 5'8.5":

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Sorry, but John isn't anything over 5'9", and that's the very top of the scale.

[Editor Rob: the women had said 5ft 8 as her height, never know of course, but 5ft 9 can be closer]
MD said on 29/May/06
Here is another photo with Ludacris

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Seriously, he has at the very most on Ludacris, who you list as 5'8"
J. said on 2/Apr/06
His hair makes him look taller. Plus, he has a small, slender frame so that can also create the illusion of standing taller than he is.
MD said on 1/Apr/06
Rob, you may want to check out this one, again. John Legend is 5'8" or 5'8.5". Here he is with supposed 5'8" Ludacris, who I think is actually closer to 5'7"-5'7.5"

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And, again, he's only half-and-inch taller, at most, than Kanye West, who himself is only 5'8" max.

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Seriously, this guy is somewhere in the 5'8" range, barefoot.
Glenn said on 13/Jan/06
he looks 5-8 to me when I see him.
Anonymous said on 11/Jan/06
john legend is 5 10 and bow wow and omarion is 5 5
CoolJ said on 11/Nov/05
MD: Looks like it could be an inch if Legend straightens out.

5'9.5 sounds about right.
CelebHeights Editor said on 11/Nov/05
From an email by a lady called Nikki,
"John Legend told me that he is 5'10". I'm 5'8.5", here are a few pictures with me and John. In the 1st/3rd I had heels, the other 2 tennis shoes"

Nikki and John Legend
MD said on 25/Oct/05
John with the suppossedly 5'-8.5" Kaye West. To tell you the truth I see a half and inch difference at the very most.

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You be the judge.
Gawker Stalker said on 25/Oct/05
I saw John Legend at Hotel Gansevoort. He is so mini! He was with a small entourage exiting the hotel when they stopped to talk to one of the prettiest girls I have seen in a while. Maybe he isn
J. said on 4/May/05
If he is 5'10", then Kanye is shorter than 5'8.5". I originally assumed John Legend to be 6'0" because in his music video "I Used To Love You", he had a good 3 inches on Kanye. Hmm ... I'm thinking Kanye may be shorter than 5'8". I remember seeing him peform live before he blew up and he looked quite tiny on stage. (Also on Kanye's song "Last Call", he laments that he couldn't play basketball because he was too short ... go figure)
CelebHeights Editor said on 4/May/05
He said in the Daily news "I'm 5-foot-10".
Anonymous said on 25/Apr/05
Damn, he's another one who looked tall in the beginning. Yet now I see he's barely taller than Kanye. As far as him acknowledging his height, in a recent issue of Vibe magazine, he said something to the effect of in college, he didn't have much success with the ladies because he was "geeky" and he "was much shorter than I am now". Did he grow in college?

[Editor Rob: nah, he just meant he borrowed sly's shoes]

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