Date: 12/28/2004

John Legend’s debut, Get Lifted, demonstrates that the R&B singer is a force in the industry. The first album to come out via G.O.O.D. Music moves over 3 million units worldwide, and Legend racks up six nominations at the 2006 Grammy Awards, winning Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, and Best Male R&B Vocal performance. Get Lifted also serves to prove that Kanye, who executive produced Legend’s debut, was not just trying to cake up off some signees but was committed to creating undeniably great material.