A big shout out to John Legend, he is truly a legend!!
So, John Legend became the first Black man ever to reach EGOT status and win Emmy award. And what’s more, he is not just the first African-American but also the youngest person to achieve EGOT status. Here are the details!!
John Legend reaches EGOT status
John Legend accomplished the pined for “EGOT” status on Sunday in the wake of scoring a win at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
“EGOT” is the abbreviation for the four grand awards in the entertainment industry: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
Legend, alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, joined the first class gathering to have earned Hollywood’s most renowned honors – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony – following his winning of the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”
Legend, who has 10 Grammys, won a Tony grant in 2017 for Best Revival of a Play as a co-maker for the August Wilson’s stage play “Jitney;” and grabbed an Oscar in 2015 for his splendid song “Glory”, now wins an Emmy for “Jesus Christ Superstar”.
John Legend played the Jesus Christ role in the live TV program on NBC in April.
At 39, he is the youngest to accomplish EGOT status. He’s additionally the very first Black man to win every one of the four honors. On Sunday evening, Legend took to Instagram to recognize the memorable vocation point of reference. He wrote in an Instagram post,
“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories. Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group when we won an Emmy for our production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar. So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air. #EGOT”
Legend’s better half, model and TV star Chrissy Teigen, likewise applauded her husband by posting a picture of her kissing him and a video of Legend putting his most recent trophy on the best retire of a show of honors.