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John Legend becomes the first black man to reach the EGOT status

John Legend becomes the first black man to reach the EGOT status

John Legend has written history on Sunday night.

The singer and actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, for producing the best variety special winner, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert."

The victory brought all three men into the exclusive EGOT club, which means they have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony – a collection of prizes won by only 12 other people, including Audrey Hepburn and Mel Brooks. won before they won during the week-end.

But the EGOT of Legend is especially remarkable, since he is the first black man to win all four prizes.

Whoopi Goldberg was the first black woman to achieve EGOT status in 2002 after winning a Daytime Emmy (hey, it tittelt!) For an excellent class especially for Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel & # 39 ;, according to Billboard.

Legend, 39, connected with "The Book of Mormon" and "Frozen" songwriter Robert Lopez, who had just turned 39 when he won all four prizes, because he was the youngest to complete the quadfecta, notes the BBC.

The "All of Me" singer has 10 Grammy's out of his music career and a Tony for best play resurgence as the co-producer of "Jitney." In 2015 Legend won an Oscar for the best original song for "Glory", which was included in the movie "Selma."

Model Chrissy Teigen, the wife of Legend, placed a sweet video of her husband and placed his Emmy at the top of his presentation of awards.

"Perfect," Teigen can be heard after Legend has placed its latest prize.

The two apparently also made some EGOT pancakes the next day – and gave a new meaning to the phrase "breakfast of champions."