Singer John Legend shares that most of the big brand record labels had rejected him and shut their doors on him in his initial days. He had to struggle very hard to get established in the music industry.
The 37-year-old songwriter and singer said that it was Kanye West's record label titled GOOD Music, who first signed him, otherwise he would have lost his way by struggling in the industry.
"I got turned down by every major record label who I met with - including Sony (Legend's current record label) - and you know, I had to keep persisting despite the no's and wait till I got to yes," said Legend.
However, the 'Oscar-winning' singer also said that the rejection at the initial phase of his career has helped him a lot to taste the real world prior to achieving success in life. And he termed it was necessary for him to stay grounded.
"I think it was helpful for me to become famous when I was an adult already; I was twenty-six years old. I think it's harder for people that become famous when they're a lot younger because you never had to be an adult without being in this very unrealistic world." He added.
"It is unrealistic if you don't know what the real world is like and me having lived in the real world for a while was very helpful." John added further.