Posted by | Ray Cornelius
CONGRATS to award winning singer-songwriter John Legend. He made history over the weekend by becoming an EGOT. He is the youngest performer and the first African American man to win such an honor.
An EGOT is a performer who has won all four of entertainment’s biggest awards – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The 39-year-old singer won an Emmy Award during last night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards for producing the best variety special winner – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. He was given the coveted trophy along with Broadway legends – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories. 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” said Legend on his Instagram page.
The “Ordinary People” singer has 10 Grammy Awards, one Oscar for “Best Original Song” for “Glory” and a Tony Award for co-producing the Broadway revival of August Wilson‘s Jitney. Click here to watch John place the award on his mantle at home.
In addition to becoming an EGOT, Legend also covers the current issue of British GQ as the most “Stylish Man.” Take a look below:
Photo Credits: Instagram/John Legend