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    John Legend Just Got An Emmy And Became The First Black Man To Get EGOT Status

    What a legend.

    At last night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, John Legend took home a statue for his work in the production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

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    By winning this award, John has entered the small group of people who have EGOT status – that is, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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    John's co-producers for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, both also joined the EGOT club with this award.

    He is the first black man to win an EGOT.

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    John won the 2015 Best Original Song Oscar for "Glory", a Tony in 2017 for producing the play Jitney and has 10 Grammys including Best New Artist in 2006.

    And despite what some people have been saying (including me, in an earlier version of this article), John isn't the youngest EGOT winner.

    I’m getting really irritated on Bobby Lopez’s behalf right now. Major outlets are saying John Legend is the youngest EGOT. This is so incredibly easy to fact check. Birth dates are public. Dates of the awards ceremonies are public. It’s not even complicated math.

    Robert Lopez was the youngest winner in 2014 with his Oscar for the song "Let it Go" from Frozen. He's also the only person ever to have a double EGOT (two or more of each award).

    Fans are pretty damn excited.


    Emmy. Grammy. Oscar. Tony. @Johnlegend is the First Black man to achieve #EGOT. Thank you for continuing to inspiring us my brother ! LEGEND ! FUCK YEA 👽🖤

    Meanwhile John Legend has bagged the EGOT!!! A black king 👏👏👏👏

    Congrats, EGOT king.

    CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post did Robert Lopez dirty, and cited John as the youngest EGOT winner.

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