John Legend Becomes First Black Man to Win an EGOT

John Legend Becomes First Black Man to Win an EGOT

John Legend lived up to his final title on Sunday when he made historical past by being the primary Black man to change into an EGOT winner.

The singer turned actor received an Emmy on the Artistic Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles for producing Jesus Christ Famous person Stay in Live performance, alongside Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice.

EGOT is a particular achievement for individuals who have received Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards, that are thought of the 4 largest honors within the leisure trade.

Legend additionally made historical past by changing into one of many youngest EGOT winners, having achieved the milestone at 39 years outdated, in accordance to PEOPLE.

He’s additionally nominated for excellent actor in a restricted sequence or film for taking part in Jesus Christ within the particular that aired in April.

The common Emmy’s telecast airs on Sept. 17.

“Earlier than tonight, solely 12 individuals had received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in aggressive classes,” Legend wrote on Instagram. “Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group once we received an Emmy for our manufacturing of their legendary present Jesus Christ Famous person. So comfortable to be a part of this staff. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.”

Legend has taken dwelling 10 Grammy Awards, received an Oscar for Greatest Music “Glory” in 2015 for the film Selma and secured a Tony Award final yr for co-producing the August Wilson play Jitney.

Legend’s spouse, mannequin Chrissy Teigen, posted a video of her husband inserting his newly earned Emmy on a shelf of their dwelling.

“And I say hey, what a beautiful sort of day,” she wrote.

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