John Legend is the first black man to win all four of the highest accolades in the entertainment industry. Legend is among the few individuals who have received at least one competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony — the EGOT.
The 39 year-old also made history as the youngest person ever to achieve this huge honor, joining an exclusive club of performers, by winning an Emmy for producing “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”
Just 14 other people have achieved EGOT status in history – Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mick Nichols, Scott Rudin and Robert Lopez.
Wow! Congratulations, John well deserved.