John Legend Becomes First Black Man To Reach EGOT Status

The singer took home a Creative Arts Emmys award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on Sunday night, making him an EGOT victor!

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

John achieved EGOT status alongside fellow producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert" beat out the telecasts of the Grammys, the Oscars and the Golden Globe, as well as the benefit show "Night of Too Many Stars" on HBO.

Legend earned an Oscar in 2015 for Best Original Song following penning Selma's "Glory". The TV musical also made EGOT'ers out of serial Tony-snatchers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (they have nine between them).

Legend, who also starred in the variety special, celebrated his win on social media. In 2017, he won a Tony for Best Revival of a Play for his role as a co-producer of Jitney.

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Back in June Teigen posted a picture on Instagram of her daughter holding an Arthur teddy bear with the comment: "Luna and Daddy", fueling the fire for fans to roast the EGOT victor for his resemblance to the character. So happy to be part of this team.

"Perfect", Teigen can be heard saying after Legend places his latest award.

Following her husband's historic win, Teigen shared celebratory posts on Twitter and Instagram.and slipped in an Arthur joke. He is 39 years old and the first black man to win the EGOT.

What do Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Marvin Hamlisch, Whoopi Goldberg, and now John Legend have in common?

The EGOT club nearly went from 12 to 17 in one night but Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind "La La Land" and "Dear Evan Hansen", fell short.

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