Well it’s no coincidence that the singer chose the last name ‘Legend’ and is now making history. Last night, John Legend became the youngest and first black male to become an official EGOT.
As many know an EGOT is one of the rare few who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar Award and a Tony Award. Legend won his last piece of the puzzle last night at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. In the category for “Outstanding Live Variety Special,” Legend’s prize was awarded for his portrayal of Jesus Christ during in Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert. Executive producers of the concert Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber were also awarded the Emmy, certifying their EGOT status as well.
In case you need a refresher, the other accolades that attributed to Legend’s new EGOT status are:
- 2006 Best New Artist
- 2006 Best R&B Album (Get Lifted)
- 2006 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (“Ordinary People)
- 2007 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (“Heaven”)
- 2007 Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (“Family Affair”)
- 2009 Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (“Stay With Me(By The Sea)”)
- 2011 Best R&B Song (“Shine”)
- 2011 Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“Hang On In There”)
- 2011 Best R&B Album (Wake Up!)
- 2016 Best Song Written For Visual Media (“Glory”)
- 2016 Best Original Song (“Glory”)
- 2017 Best Revival of a Play (Jitney)
Whoever you are…as you read this…just remember John Legend is only 39 years old. I am not even sure I will be able to own a house by the time I’m 40. Congrats though, John!