Posts from 2018-09-12

AMERICAN RNB STAR JOHN LEGEND MAKES HISTORY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

JohnL18John Roger Stephens, known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Legend who is popular for songs such as All of me, Tonight, Ordinary people and Green light made history twice over the weekend.

At 39, Legend is one of the youngest EGOT winners and also became the first African-American man to garner that honour.

This is after the singer-actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, USA alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for producing the best variety special winner, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert."

"EGOT" stands for the big four awards in the entertainment industry: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The EGOT status is the holy grail of the entertainment industry and only 12 people before that night had ever won all four awards in competitive categories.

The internationally acclaimed artist has won10 Grammys, with his first win being in 2006. In 2015 his song "Glory" featured in the film "Selma" won an Oscar, and he received a Tony in 2017 for his role as a co-producer for the broadway production of Jitney.

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