John Legend Becomes First Black Man Ever To Win An EGOT
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John Legend Becomes First Black Man Ever To Win An EGOT

John Legend has made history!

Legend is the first black man, and the second black actor/actress overall (following Whoopi Goldberg) to win an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).

He got the Emmy over the weekend for his producer role on Jesus Christ Superstar, which won Outstanding Variety Special. Legend is also nominated for his acting role on the NBC special.

Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice also reached EGOT, and with Legend they are the 13th, 14th and 15th people in history to win EGOTs.

Legend, at 39, also ties Robert Lopez as the youngest to reach EGOT.

Aside from this Emmy, Legend has won 10 Grammys, one Oscar and one Tony.

After the win, Legend said, “When I got into the music business it was a dream of mine to win Grammys and have plenty of success as a musician and sell lots of records and tour around the world as a performer, but I never had a dream of winning an EGOT, I didn’t even know what that was at the time.”

We’ll find out if he wins an additional Emmy during the ceremony on Sept. 17.

Additionally, for the third consecutive year, RuPaul Charles won Outstanding Reality Host for RuPaul’s Drag Race. 

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