John Legend can add one more wondrous accomplishment to his already extensive resume. The singer, songwriter, actor, and producer is finally, an EGOT winner. The 39-year-old reached this feat by winning the Creative Arts Emmy last night for producing the musical Jesus Christ Superstar Live. Keep reading to hear more about how he got this incredible victory.
The "EGOT" is a title belonging only to the most accomplished men and women in Hollywood. The acronym refers to someone who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. Very few in the industry have achieved this and past winners include iconic stars like Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Whoopi Goldberg, who had been the only black person in the club.
Sunday, September 9, marked a historic day for John and Hollywood when he became the youngest person and only black man to EGOT. He won the Creative Arts Emmy for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live. That award also secured the EGOT for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who were the composer and lyricist for the original musical.
The "All Of Me" singer has won a whooping 10 Grammy Awards. Most recently, he won for "Glory" with his songwriting partner, Common in 2016.
"Glory" then won them both the Oscar for Best Original Song that same year. Their haunting performance of the song at the award show brought tears and admiration from every star in the room.
The La La Land actor won the Tony Award in 2017 for Jitney as a co-producer for the award for Best Revival of a Play.
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