John Legend is a 10-time Grammy winner best known for his song, “All of Me,” and even he won a Golden Globe and Oscar for his work in film. John Legend is one of the most gifted artists in the industry at the moment, and his success is only getting bigger! Legend renowned for his songwriting credits and work as a duet artist.
At the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 9, John Legend officially achieved EGOT status, and he made history while doing it. The 39-year-old singer became the first black male to accomplish EGOT glory when he won an award for Outstanding Variety Special for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, which he co-produced. Legend's starring role in the televised musical also earned him a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, which will be announced at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 17.
Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the EGOT winner.
Like many other stars, John Legend uses a stage name. His real name is John Roger Stephens, and he was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio. Legend has three siblings who he grew up with and both of his parents, Phyllis, who was a seamstress, and Ronald, a factory worker. Unlike other kids, he was home-schooled by his mother as a child and considered a ‘child prodigy’ because he displayed so much musical talent at such a young age. He did attend high school and was quite popular — he was the student body president and prom king.
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