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John Legend Completes an EGOT


WITH WEEKEND EMMY WIN, JOHN LEGEND BECOMES FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE TO JOIN EGOT STATUS BY WINNING AN EMMY, GRAMMY, OSCAR AND TONY

(CNN) – With a weekend Emmy win, John Legend is now the first African-American male to take home an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

The names of the four awards forms the word “EGOT.”

Legend reached EGOT status by winning a creative arts Emmy Award at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles.

Prior to this weekend, it was something only 12 people have achieved.

He shared the award with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for…

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John Legend first African-American man to reach EGOT-status



At 39, Legend is one of the youngest EGOT winners and also became the first African-American man to snag that honor. “EGOT” stands for the big four …
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John Mitchell Column: Smoke and minstrels can't hide wealth gap



The 5.9 percent unemployment rate was indeed the lowest number for African Americans ever recorded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
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John Legend makes history as first African American man to achieve EGOT status | Lifestyle



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John Legend’s EGOT win makes history


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(CNN) – John Legend made history twice over the weekend.

The singer-actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for producing the best variety special winner, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

At 39, Legend is one of the youngest EGOT winners and also became the first African-American man to snag that honor.

“EGOT” stands for the big four awards in the entertainment industry: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Legend has racked up 10 Grammys, starting with a best new artist win in 2006.

In 2015 his song “Glory” featured in the film “Selma” won an Oscar, and he received a Tony in 2017 for his role as a co-producer for the…

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John Legend  becomes first African-American EGOT winner


Soulful singer, John Legend has become the youngest person to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony awards

 EGOT is an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony awards. Winners of the quartet attain showbiz icon status in showbiz circles.

 

The vocalist also made history as the first black man to win the four awards.

 

The ‘ All of me’ singer on Sunday won the Creative Arts Emmys for his role in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert’.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, both involved in the stage production, also joined Legend as new EGOT winners.

Webber, Rice and Legend became the 13th, 14th, and 15th people in history to have EGOT.

Legend said: “When I got into the music business it was a dream of mine to win Grammys and have plenty of success as a musician and…

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