John Legend Is The First Black Man To Achieve EGOT Status

John Legend Is The First Black Man To Achieve EGOT Status
Caitlín Griffin
Caitlín Griffin

10 Sep 2018

John Legend completes the collection for his shelf by adding an Emmy to his awards collection!

The singer and actor won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special for his work as a producer on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

The achievement sees John Legend as the first black man to earn all four major annual American entertainment awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT) Awards.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice also achieved EGOT status but Legend is the first black man to win all four awards.