John Legend’s The First Black Man To Become A Member Of The EGOT Club

    Sunday night singer and actor John Legend took home a Creative Arts Emmy for his role in the televised musical Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. This win placed Legend in the EGOT club, that being an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner in the entertainment industry. 

    At 39, Legend made history by being one of the youngest EGOT winner and also the first African-American man to do so.

    Instagram post by John Legend * Sep 10, 2018 at 3:22am UTC

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    The actor took to Instagram stating that before that night, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in Competitive categories.

    John Legend on Twitter

    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…

    Congrats to John. 

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