John Legend is living up to his name, becoming the first African-American man to join the prestigious EGOT club.
The singer took home an Emmy from Sunday’s Creative Arts ceremony for his producer role on NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which won live variety special.
An Emmy had been the only remaining piece of the EGOT crown missing from his trophy case. The singer already had 10 Grammys, an Oscar for his original song from 2014’s “Selma” and a Tony for producing the 2017 revival of the play “Jitney.”
The significance of the EGOT was not lost on him.
“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” Legend noted on Instagram Sunday night. “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 amazed to be in such rarefied air.”
Source: USA Today