John Legend Becomes First African-American Man To Complete EGOT With Emmy Win
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) R&B star John Legend made history last night. With his Outstanding Variety Special (Live) Emmy win for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Legend completes the prestigious EGOT.
His producer credit on NBC's televised musical earned the 39-year-old entertainer the Creative Arts Emmy Award. That makes Legend the first African-American man to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.
Only fifteen people have achieved that feat. Comedian/actress Whoopi Goldberg was the first African-American to accomplish the EGOT in 2002. Jesus Christ Superstar lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber joined John Legend on the exclusive list as well.
Legend won 10 Grammys and was awarded a Best Original Song Oscar for "Glory" from Selma. Last year, he took home a Tony for Best Revival of a Play as a co-producer of Jitney. The "Ordinary People" musician is also up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.
“We put love in this performance and I am so happy we were able to do this,” said Legend about the Emmy victory. His wife, Chrissy Teigen, celebrated her husband's EGOT on Instagram.