John Legend Creates History, Becoming First Black Man To Reach EGOT Status

Congratulations are in order Family! Singer, Song-Writer and Actor #JohnLegend has created history; by becoming the first #Blackman , as well as the youngest individual to reach “ EGOT “ status.

To reach #EGOT status, an individual must win all four major entertainment academy awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. To reach this status is quite the accomplishment, not to mention many have spent their entire career’s hoping for such and sadly fall short. 

There are only a total of 14 individuals who have successfully reached EGOT status. This past Sunday in #LosAngeles at the Creative Emmys ‘19 ceremony; Legend went up against pioneers who have already been named EGOT succesors. According to #BallerAlert Legend took home the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) category for his production credit on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

Legend shows appreciation by thanking and acknowledging those that came before him : ”Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony in competitive categories. Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group when we won an Emmy for our production of their legendary show, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’ So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amped to be in such rarefied air #EGOT”

Congrats John, you Definitely are a legend!