Singer, actor, and producer John Legend didn’t always work in music. He used to have a corporate job. But he couldn’t shake his passion for music. So he spent his days at his job and his nights writing songs and performing small gigs. Even when he was rejected by all the major labels, he didn’t give up. He kept making music. He also built relationships. He stayed in touch with his college roommate, DeVon Harris. Harris has a cousin named Kanye West. He introduced Legend to his cousin. West produced Legend’s first album. It won three Grammy awards. Today Legend has 10 Grammys, an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy.