John Legend is now an EGOT victor

John Legend is now an EGOT victor

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

At last night's Emmy Awards, John took home a gong for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for his role in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, in which he played Jesus Christ.

Obviously Teigen posted loving comments towards her husband for his win, but none are quite as good as the subtle but hilarious comment on the post.

Legend's meteoric career netted a Tony Award previous year for co-producing the August Wilson revival Jitney. Of course, Legend also starred in Jesus Christ Superstar and is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Legend also made history as the first African American man to complete the feat. He also reminisced on his Grammy, Tony and Oscar wins, ahead of his endless gratitude for his Jesus Christ Superstar team.

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It's an important step forward in racial diversity in the arts community, and a monumental achievement for John Legend.

Many people, online, claimed the singer was the youngest person to get the prestigious status, being only 39, but Robert Lopez actually became the youngest person to join the EGOT club in 2014. No offense. John Legend has more variety in his career.

Before Sunday, there were only 12: Legend was joined by his co-producers from "Superstar", composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice.

When the Creative Arts Emmy Award nominations were announced in July, Teigen predicted Legend would win and joked she'd have to move her own Spike TV Award to make way for an Emmy statuette, but the Glory hitmaker insisted that won't be necessary.

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

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