Friday, 21 September, 2018

John Legend Achieves EGOT Status

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Michele Schwartz | 11 September, 2018, 05:28

He's also the first African-American man to win all four awards.

Legend wasn't the only one to clinch EGOT status - composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice also scored their Emmys for their work on the NBC special.

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.

Wife Chrissy Teigen posted a video of Legend using the bench from his piano to place the Emmy on the top shelf of his trophy wall.

Legend passed EGOT status over the weekend when he picked up an Emmy - along with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, also who turned EGOT - for their role as executive producers on the live television performance of the hit musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. The 39-year-old artist won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2015 for Selma's "Glory", and he most recently took home a Tony Award in 2017 as the co-producer of Jitney, which won for Best Revival of a Play. The singer is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert at the main Emmy Awards on September 17. "She inspires my songs, she inspires me want to be a better husband and father", Legend said after being asked how Chrissy Teigen inspires him. "But it's ok I AM SO PROUD!" she wrote. They previously won an Oscar for "La La Land", and a Tony and a Grammy for "Dear Evan Hansen".

He joins the ranks of Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg, who is the first black woman to join the EGOT club. No offense. John Legend has more variety in his career.

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