John Legend makes history, becoming first black man to reach EGOT status

11 September, 2018, 05:25 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber John Legend and Tim Rice- Outstanding Variety Special  ÔJesus Christ Super Star Live in ConcertÕCreative Arts Emmys Press Room Day 2 Los Angeles USA- 09 Sep 2018

While he's most known for the fantastic music he creates, he's also taken a few turns producing and acting in shows like Underground as Frederick Douglass and in NBC's live musical concert event for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

The musical's win for best live variety special on Sunday means Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice have an Emmy to go with their Tonys, Grammys and their Oscars.

Keep stroking that EGOT, Mr. Legend.

Naturally, Chrissy Teigen was overjoyed to share in her husband's accomplishments.

And Legend never thought he would join the elite group of stars to have won at all four major awards ceremonies.

Throughout his career, Legend has won 10 Grammys Awards.

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Legend thanked his wife, Chrissy Teigen, in his speech whilst Lloyd Webber and Rice remarked that they were amazed the musical was still popular at 48 years, adding that nobody in the United Kingdom bought the musical.

She captioned the video, "And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day", referencing a popular internet joke that claims Legend looks like the animated TV aardvark, Arthur.

"BIG CONGRATS TO JOHN LEGEND BECOMING THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO COMPLETE THE EGOT!" crowed Chance the Rapper. He did all those at just 39 years old.

Legend, Rice and Lloyd Webber were the first new members of the EGOT club since 2014.

Other entertainers to have reached EGOT status include Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks and Audrey Hepburn.

The Creative Arts Emmys, which was held a week ahead of the 70th annual Emmy Awards, celebrates "technical and creative achievement categories" in animation and scripted comedy including drama, limited series animation and scripted programming, reality, and variety programming.

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