John Legend Is An EGOT Winner

John Legend

John Legend is living up to his name, becoming the first African-American man to join the prestigious EGOT club. He collected his Toni Award in 2017 for Best Revival Of A Play for co-producing Jitney.

Legend thanked his wife, Chrissy Teigen, in his speech whilst Lloyd Webber and Rice remarked that they were amazed the musical was still popular at 48 years, adding that nobody in the United Kingdom bought the musical.

It was a momentous night for John Legend at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The music superstar celebrated his EGOT win on Instagram, sharing a photo of the three new winners Sunday night. So happy to be part of this team", "So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. With the just passed award ceremony, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - who also worked on Jesus Christ Superstar as composer and lyricist - also achieved their EGOT.

Andrew Lloyd Webber John Legend and Tim Rice
Andrew Lloyd Webber John Legend and Tim Rice

John now joins the ranks of other EGOT icons like Audrey Hepburn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mel Brooks.

"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.

In case you're wondering what an EGOT is, it stands for Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony and is basically considered the grand slam of modern entertainment awards.

Watch a video below of the stars discussing the production and its wins! Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were also in the running for achieving an EGOT on Sunday, but lost their Emmy category for original song for the the TV version of "A Christmas Story". The remainder of the 70th Annual Emmy Awards winners will be announced on Monday, September 17 on NBC.

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