John Legend is the youngest person and the first black man to achieve EGOT status

John Legend is the youngest person and the first black man to achieve EGOT status

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By Beautifully Said Team

 

John Legend made history Sunday night— September 9, when he won an Emmy during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for his starring role in Jesus Christ Superstar. The “All of Me” crooner is the youngest at 39 years old and first black man to reach EGOT status. (Winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award).

“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” Legend wrote alongside an Instagram pic. “Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group when we won an Emmy for our production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar. So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air. #EGOT”

Legend has won an impressive 10 Grammy awards as well as an Oscar in 2015, for his powerful song anthem “Glory,” which was apart of the historic movie Selma. Legend also received a Tony award in 2017, winning for Best Revival of a Play for Jitney where he served as co-producer.

Congratulations John Legend…we see you!

 

John Legend is the youngest person and the first black man to achieve EGOT status

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber, left, John Legend, and Tim Rice winners of the award for outstanding variety special for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” poses in the press room during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater.

 

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