John Legend is the First Black Man to Achieve EGOT Status After Emmy Win

John Legend is the First Black Man to Achieve EGOT Status After Emmy Win

Congratulations are definitely to ensure that John Legend, who made historical past over the weekend after reaching EGOT standing thanks to a current Emmy win.

Sunday evening (Sep. 9), Legend took house a Artistic Arts Emmy for Excellent Selection Particular (Dwell) for his producer position in the televised musical “Jesus Christ Celebrity Dwell in Live performance,” giving him the extremely coveted EGOT standing.

Attaining “EGOT” standing is no simple feat, as the acronym stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony—and never many individuals have that. In truth, John Legend is the first African American male AND the youngest individual to obtain the legendary standing.

Legend joins solely 14 others who’ve acquired the quadruple crown—a distinguished record that features Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and composer Richard Rodgers (the first to have acquired all 4).

As well as to his new Emmy AWard, Legend has 10 Grammys earned between 2006 and 2016, one Oscar (Academy Award) from 2015 for Finest Authentic Music (“Glory” from Selma), one Tony Award from 2017 for Finest Revival of a Play for the stageplay Jitney.

Legend’s spouse, Chrissy Teigen, showered her husband with reward on social media. She posted an Instagram video legend, nonetheless carrying his tux, pulling out a piano bench to attain the high shelf of his awards assortment and putting his Emmy in the heart as he stands again and grins. “Excellent,” she says in the background. Her caption on the submit learn: “And I say hey, what a beautiful sort of day.”

She additionally posted a video on Twitter of Legend in a gown making “EGOT pancakes.”

“We encourage one another,” Legend informed reporters of his marriage to Teigen after accepting his Emmy Sunday evening. “She conjures up my songs, she conjures up me to need to be a greater husband and a greater father. We help one another absolutely in every thing that we do. I root for her in her profession and every thing she’s doing. And I count on that she’ll be up right here successful Emmys herself for all the superior work that she does.”

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