After bagging a Grammy trophy on Sunday, multi-faceted performer Donald Glover is now one step closer to being part of the celebrated EGOT club. The actor-singer recently spoke about the prospect of joining the club and the pressure that comes from it.
With his recent Grammy win and the Emmy awards he took home for his television series Atlanta last year, Glover is now just an Oscar and a Tony award away from winning all four coveted awards.
After winning his Grammy award, Glover told reporters that pursuing EGOT is a little scary and comes with a lot of pressure. “That’s a lot of work,” he said. “But I believe in expression, so I think it’d be cool but it’s not what I’m aiming for. But if it happens, it happens.”
Legendary performers Aubrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, and Whoopi Goldberg are among the ones who have managed to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. Should Glover get his Oscar and Tony, he will be just the 13th person to achieve such a feat.
Glover, who performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino, arrived at the Grammy night as a nominee in five categories. Although he lost most of his categories to the night’s big winner, Bruno Mars, he managed to take home the award for the best traditional R&B performance for his song “Redbone.”
Despite his success in the music scene, Glover has said that he will continue with his plans to retire Childish Gambino. However, the singer did hint that he will have another project.
“I stand by that. I’m really appreciative of this. I’m making another project right now,” Glover said. “But I like endings, I think they’re important to progress.”
Last year, Glover was named the best lead actor and best director for a comedy series for his work in “Atlanta.”