John Legend Wins Emmy And Becomes First Black Man To Win EGOT [PICS]
John Legend became the first black man to achieve an EGOT, after his Emmy win Sunday night.
By NathanG on September 10, 2018
There are few higher achievements in the entertainment industry than winning the prestigious EGOT. This title comes with the impressive feat of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. Only twelve people had previously held this achievement, until John Legend’s win on Sunday made him the first black man to gain this title.
According to hellogiggles, John Legend celebrated his Creative Arts Emmy win alongside fellow composers Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice. The three men all joined the EGOT club together, with their work on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Legend shared his excitement and his win on Instagram, posing with Webber and Rice as the three held up their new awards.
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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
John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, also shared in the celebration of her husband’s win. In her signature style of humor, Teigen captioned her own Instagram post of the three winners with a witty comment.
Congratulations are definitely in order for Legend, and Webber and Rice as well for their wins! To read more about Legend and the title of EGOT, click here.