John Legend Makes Hollywood History, Becomes the First Black Man to Reach EGOT Status

John Legend Makes Hollywood History, Becomes the First Black Man to Reach EGOT Status

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John Legend won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special 9Live) thanks to his work on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert giving the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscars, Tony awards) status.

John becomes the first black man and also the youngest person to have an Emmy, a Grammy (total 10), an Oscar and a Tony. On Sunday, the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles was held.

With so much excitement for John as he reached this milestone, he says, “Before tonight, only 12 people have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in competitive categories.”

Congratulations to John Legend! We winning in Hollywood!

Source: B. Scott

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

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