Congratulations are in order! John Legend is now an EGOT winner. On Sunday, Sept. 9, Chrissy Teigen‘s husband won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in LA. On top of that, the 39-year-old made history in two specials ways: he is one of the youngest EGOT winners ever and the first African American man to achieve the honor. Scroll down for all the details!
What is an EGOT?
An EGOT winner is an individual who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony award. Some well-known EGOT winners include Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, and more.
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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 production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar. So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air. #EGOT
What did John Legend win an Emmy for?
John just won an Emmy alongside Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice for their work on Jesus Christ Superstar. “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 production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar,” he wrote alongside a pic of them all on Instagram. “So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air. #EGOT.”
What did John Legend win a Grammy for?
John has won an impressive 10 Grammys and has had 28 nominations! In 2006, he won Best New Artist. That same year he took home the Best R&B Album award for Get Lifted. He additionally won Best R&B Male Vocal Performance for songs “Ordinary People” and “Heaven” and Best R&B Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals for “Stand By Me” and “Family Affair.” 2011 was also a great year for John, as he won Best R&B Song for “Shine,” Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “Hang On In There,” and Best R&B Album for “Wake Up!” In 2016, “Glory” won him the Best Song Written for Visual Media award.
What did John Legend win an Oscar for?
In 2015, John won the Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song for “Glory” in the film Selma.
What did John Legend win a Tony for?
In 2017, John won the Tony award for his production of Jitney, which won the award for Best Play Revival that year. So impressive!