On Sunday, John Legend became another star to earn the legendary EGOT status, after he secured a victory at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Mr. Legend won the Emmy for producing on Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert for NBC, where he worked alongside Tim Rice and the notorious composer, Andrew Llyod Webber.
Legend is the first African-American man ever to earn the title as a winner of a Grammy, an Emmy, a Tony, and an Oscar, and also joined the ranks of Robert Lopez, for the youngest man to win.
Thus far in his illustrious career, Legend has won approximately 10 Grammys, an Oscar with Common for Best Original Song, and a Tony for Best Revival of a Play for co-producing Jitney.
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In an interview with Variety, Legend admitted that it was, for a long time, a huge goal for him to become successful as a musician, perform around the world, and sell a lot of albums, and he managed to do it all.
However, to go so far as to win the EGOT status, that is almost too much to bear, and he “didn’t even know what that was at the time.” His wife, Chrissy Teigen, posted on Twitter a picture of Webber, Legend, and Rice, holding up their respective awards.
She wrote, “EGOT GOATS,” meaning, “Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, Greatest Of All Time.” Some other key figures to win awards at the same level include Rita Moreno, Helen Hayes, John Gielgud, Whoopi Goldberg, and more.
These days, John’s career is not only continuing on its upward trajectory but also his personal life as well. He’s married to Chrissy Teigen, and they have children together. Teigen is most known for being a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and is now the host of a popular television show as well.