Jennifer Hudson Becomes Second Black Woman to join the EGOT Club
Jennifer Hudson has just joined the EGOT club. The talented creator for The Culture became only the second black woman to join this exclusive club of artist who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. Truly one of the most prestigious accomplishments in all of entertainment.
She secured the final award, a Tony in June of 2022 in a unique way. Not as a performer but as a co-producer of the show “A Strange Loop” which won for Best Musical.
Hudson won her Oscar in 2007 for best supporting actress in “Dreamgirls. She has two Grammys (best R&B album in 2009 and best musical theater album for the musical “The Color Purple in 2017). And she won her Emmy in 2021 for co-producing and voicing a character in the animated short “Baba Yag,”. She is now the 18th member and joins Whoopi Goldberg as the only two black women in this hyper elite club. Jennifer is doing it big in front and behind the scenes. And with a long career still ahead of her, maybe she can become the first ever two-time EGOT?
#FunFact: Hudson’s first professional singing job was on a Disney cruise ship playing Calliope, the head Greek muse, in a their production of Hercules: The Musical. A job she left a year later to take a chance and audition for season 3 of American Idol where she finished in an unbelievable 7th place. But suffice it to say, her career as turned out pretty good darn good since.
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