John Legend Becomes First Black Man to Earn EGOT Status


John Legend created history over the weekend.

The singer-actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for producing the best variety special winner, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

John Legend, 39, is now one of the youngest EGOT— that is, to win all four types of awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — winners and also became the first back man to snag that honour.

John, who played Jesus in the musical, is also up for another trophy for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie at the Primetime Emmys next week.

The “Ordinary People” singer has 10 Grammys to his name, an Oscar for Best Original Song for Glory (2015) and a co-producing Tony for Best Revival of a Play for the Broadway show Jitney (2017).

Source: The Tropixs

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