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John Legend reaches EGOT status after winning Emmy for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, John Legend. The team from “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” accepts the award for outstanding variety special during night two of the Television Academy’s 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and John Legend achieved EGOT status after winning tonight’s Emmy
Television Academy’s 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Show – Night Two, Los Angeles, USA – 09 Sep 2018

Singer John Legend reached the coveted “EGOT” status on Sunday after scoring a win at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

As reported by Fox news, Legend, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, joined the elite group to have earned Hollywood’s most prestigious awards – an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony – after he won Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

The singer-songwriter played the role of Jesus Christ in the live television program that aired on NBC in April.

Legend, who has 10 Grammys, won a Tony award in 2017 for Best Revival of a Play as a co-producer for the August Wilson’s stage play “Jitney;” and nabbed an Oscar for his original song “Glory” i

At 39, he is the youngest person to achieve EGOT status. He’s also the first African-American man to win all four awards. On Sunday evening, Legend took to Instagram to acknowledge the historic career milestone.

“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” he wrote.

“Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group when we won an Emmy for our production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar. So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air. #EGOT”

As usual, His Beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen was there to support him, flashing a  gorgeous look, she gave her husband a congratulatory kiss. 

Other entertainers to have reached EGOT status include Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, and Audrey Hepburn.