John Legend is an EGOT Winner!
American Singer John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is officially a winner of EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony).
The Creative Arts Emmy Award was held for 2 days in September 8 and September 9. In the Award Program, All of Me‘s singer achieved victory on Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special as a producer of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. He has already won Grammy, Oscar and Tony award previously. In the Emmy Award, he was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor.
The 39 year old singer had already won 10 Grammy Awards since 2006. The Grammy Awards includes the award for Best New Artist and Best R&B Album too. Similarly, he won Oscar award for Selma’s “Glory,” in the category of Best Original Song.
And for his EGOT Award completion, he had recently won Tony Award in 2017 for the category, Best Revival of the play.
He wasn’t only one to win the EGOT winner as Composer and Producer, Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist and producer Tim Rice also were there to win it.
After his nomination on Emmy Awards, he said in a statement, “Being a part of Jesus Christ Superstar was one of my favorite experiences in my career. Such a wonderful show, such a wonderful team. I couldn’t be more proud of what we all did together and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to do this.” He also once showed his interest to become an EGOT winner as he said, “it would be pretty incredible” if he would become an EGOT winner. But it’s no more a interest but a reality.
Till now, fifteen people have been successful to be victorious of all four major annual American entertainment awards in a competitive, individual (non-group) category of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. The 70the edition of Emmy Awards was co-hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che which will broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17.
The 70th edition of Emmy Awards would be aired on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.