However, I still feel that John Legend needs attention.
He may be an R&B, neo-soul artist, but he has earned attention well outside of his genre.
He started out doing background vocals for some songs such as Slum Village's Selfish and Alicia Keys' You Don't Know My Name.
In 2004, he got signed to Columbia Records and released his debut album Get Lifted.
That album was led by the aforementioned "Used to Love U" and signature song "Ordinary People".
He very quietly won three Grammies at the 2006 Grammies and has since added three more to the mantle.
There are plenty of artists that people can discredit in the name of pop or R&B these days. John Legend is not one of them.
I leave this entry with his cover of U2's Pride (in the Name of Love).