John Legend Becomes First Black Man to Achieve EGOT Status
John Legend becomes first black man with EGOT: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony
- John Legend has achieved the most coveted honor in the entertainment industry: EGOT.
- That means he's won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in his lifetime.
- Legend reached that status on Sunday after winning an Emmy for producing "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert."
- Only 12 other people had that honor until Sunday.
- He is the first African-American man, and youngest person ever, to achieve that status.
John Legend became the first African-American man to achieve EGOT status — that is, to have won all Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.
Legend won an Emmy on Sunday for producing "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert," which was deemed the best live variety special of the year.
He won the award alongside the show's other producers, songwriters Sir Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, who also achieved EGOT status with this Emmy.
Legend, 39, is also the youngest person with such honor.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, and Tim Rice with their Emmys, which propelled them all to EGOT status. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty
Legend previously won an Oscar and Grammy for his work on the movie "Selma," and a Tony for the best revival of a play, "Jitney."
He is also nominated for an Emmy for the outstanding lead actor in a limited series in his role as Jesus Christ in "Jesus Christ Superstar." The results of that award will be announced on Monday, September 10.
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Receiving an EGOT is the most coveted honor in the entertainment industry, which until Sunday had only been won by 12 other people.
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