It happened early Friday morning, at around 4:45 a.m. EST, Biden was leading with 2,449,371 votes, or 49.39% of the ballots cast, and Trump with 2,448,454 votes, or 49.37% of ballots cast.
Following the news, Legend, 41, took to Twitter to share a video of himself singing “Georgia on My Mind” made famous by the late Ray Charles, a native son of The Peach State.
Dressed in a black-and-white shirt, the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner is seen belting out the tune, which was written in 1930 by legendary actor/singer Hoagy Carmichael.
Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, re-posted the video, writing: “He has been waiting to post this for 5 hours.”
“It was one take tho,” Legend replied.
John Legend celebrated Joe Biden overtaking President Trump in Georgia by covering Ray Charles’ song, ‘Georgia on My Mind.’ (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
Meanwhile, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday that “there will be a recount in Georgia” after vote totals show a razor-thin margin between Trump and Biden in the battleground state.
Raffensperger said the state — which would give Biden the boost he needs to surpass 270 and clear the path to the White House — is “too close to call.”
Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report