Thursday, 20 September, 2018

John Legend Becomes EGOT Winner Following Emmy Win for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

John Legend John Legend's EGOT Makes Him The Youngest Ever To Win All Four Awards
Ginger Lopez | 11 September, 2018, 05:27

It's a significant win for Legend as he is the first black man to reach EGOT status, for competitive awards. While he's most known for the awesome music he creates, he's also taken a few turns producing and acting in shows like Underground as Frederick Douglass and in NBC's live musical concert event for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

The singer took home an Emmy from Sunday's Creative Arts ceremony for his producer role on NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar", which won live variety special.

And finally, Legend is the second EGOT'er who is primarily a musician, behind only Hamlisch.

The Ordinary People singer was particularly pleased he won at the Emmys because his wife Chrissy Teigen - the mother of his kids Luna, two, and Miles, three months - had rearranged her work schedule in order to join him at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre.




EGOT status is awarded to those who have won all four major annual American entertainment awards, the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. The singer is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert at the main Emmy Awards on September 17.

Her caption read, "And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day" - a not-so-thinly-veiled reference to the theme song for the TV show Arthur.

Before Sunday, there were only 12: Legend was joined by his co-producers from "Superstar", composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. Lopez still holds the record for only taking 10 years to complete it and is also the only "double EGOT" victor, since he has more than one of every award.

Others who have achieved this rare honor include Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks.

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