John Legend is now an EGOT victor

John Legend is now an EGOT victor

John Legend is now an EGOT victor

The 39-year old has joined the select group of people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony - considered the holy grail of performance awards.

"Being a part of Jesus Christ Superstar was one of my favourite experiences in my career", Legend said in a statement following the nominations.

Legend wasn't the only one to clinch EGOT status - composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice also scored their Emmys for their work on the NBC special.

The three earned the quadruple honor in the same award category at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards when "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" won for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). His Tony came later in 2017, when he produced the Broadway revival of Jitney.

They became just the 13th, 14th and 15th people to win all four awards all-time.


The elite group of winners includes Robert Lopez, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg.

Ever the supportive wife, Teigen recorded her husband placing his new award on their crowded trophy case, effectively completing his EGOT shelf.

Legend could win a second trophy for his title role in "Superstar", when the Primetime Emmys take place on September 17 (NBC, 8 EDT/5 PDT).

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. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were also in the running for achieving an EGOT on Sunday, but lost their Emmy category for original song for the the TV version of "A Christmas Story". And as of Sunday night, he's now an EGOT victor.

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