John Legend reaches EGOT status after winning Emmy for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Sep 11 2018
John Legend just joined a group of elite performers. with a Tony, Oscar, Grammy and now an Emmy award to his name.
During the Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend, the singer won an award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) as a producer of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, rounding out previous wins for a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.
Incidentally, John is up for yet another award during that ceremony, having served as the lead in "Jesus Christ SuperstarLive In Concert", as well as one of its co-producers. Legend has won 10 Grammys and in 2015 he scored an Oscar for his song "Glory" from the movie "Selma".
Legend is still up for another Emmy this year for his performance as Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar.
On Sunday, after the win, Legend took to Instagram to acknowledge the historic milestone.
'So happy to be part of this team.
"Perfect", Teigen could be heard saying after Legend placed his latest award.
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.
John Legend has made history again. He's also the first African-American man to win all four awards.
There are only 15 stars, including Legend, Lloyd Webber, Rice and Lopez, who've reached EGOT status, these include: Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg and Scott Rudin. Their "Christmas Story Live" number "In the Market for a Miracle", lost the Emmy for original music and lyrics to the "Saturday Night Live" song "Come Back, Barack". The remainder of the 70th Annual Emmy Awards winners will be announced on Monday, September 17 on NBC.