John Legend Just Became the First African-American Man to Win an EGOT


EGOT winner, father of two, occasional voice actor—is there anything John Legend can’t do? Attending the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, the singer-songwriter won an Emmy Award—along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice—for coproducing the Best Live Variety Special winner, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. (More on all the fashion that appeared in the show here.) The win for Legend makes history: In addition to being one of the youngest EGOT winners in history—EGOT meaning a winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony—Legend is also the first African-American man to win this particular grand slam of honors.

Legend’s past wins include an Oscar for “Glory,” the song he cowrote with Common and Rhymefest for the film Selma, as well as a Tony for his…

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