Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

John Legend Achieves EGOT Status

John Legend Achieves EGOT Status

"Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories", Legend wrote. At age 39, he's the second-youngest artist to become an EGOT victor.

The "Ordinary People" singer became the first black man to earn the coveted EGOT - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony - status on Sunday at the Creative Arts Emmys. With the just passed award ceremony, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - who also worked on Jesus Christ Superstar as composer and lyricist - also achieved their EGOT.

John Legend's just added some new hardware to his trophy case: an Emmy to accompany his Oscar (2015 Best Original Song "Glory" from Selma), Tony (producing Jitney, victor of 2017's Best Revival of a Play), and 10 Grammys (countless hit songs).

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The musical's win for best live variety special united Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice with Emmys to go along with their Tonys, Grammys and Oscars - the four biggest prizes in show business.

'So happy to be part of this team.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, both involved in the stage production, also joined Legend as new EGOT winners.

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Chrissy Teigen is gonna have to move her Revolve Award, because John Legend is officially a showbiz superstar.

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" received 13 Emmy nominations.

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He joins the ranks of Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg, who is the first black woman to join the EGOT club.

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