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John Legend is now an EGOT victor

John Legend is now an EGOT victor”

Legend, 39, completed the acronym at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, as did Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, all for producing best variety special victor Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

John Legend has achieved EGOT status, and he's the youngest person ever to do so. He alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice all became EGOT winners - making them the 13th, 14th and 15th people in history to earn all major accolades.

EGOT is an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony awards. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, producers of the OG JCS, also joined this group after Sunday's win.

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" in 2015.

"Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories", Legend wrote.

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" aired on NBC in April and featured Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon among the performers. So honoured they trusted me to play Jesus Christ.

Legend, 39, won a Creative Arts Emmy last night for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

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.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were also in the running for achieving EGOT status on Sunday, but lost their Emmy category for original song for the the TV version of "A Christmas Story".



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