John Legend Has Made History By Achieving EGOT Status

John is the first black man to achieve the amazing honour.

It’s a massive achievement for a performer to achieve EGOT status – the term used to describe anyone who has earned an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award, and John Legend has only gone and done it while making history along the way.

The singer/actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday for co-producing the best variety special winner, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

At 39, John is the first black man to achieve the status.

Taking to Instagram to share a photo of himself with Jesus Christ Superstar producers Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, John expressed his delight over the win.

Alongside the photo he wrote:

Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories. Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group when we won an Emmy for our production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar.

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John’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, paid tribute to her husband’s achievement on Instagram, sharing a video of John placing the award alongside his other awards.

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And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day

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We’re not crying you are.

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