John Legend Secures the "E" in His EGOT

Irene MckinneySep 11, 2018

Musician-come-actor John Legend has achieved EGOT status, and he's the youngest person to do so. 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.

The musical's win for best live variety special on Sunday means Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice have an Emmy to go with their Tonys, Grammys and their Oscars.

Speaking with ET over the summer, Legend admitted it would be "pretty incredible" if he were to become an EGOT victor.

On Monday morning, the celebration continued at the Legend-Teigen household, where Legend had to make pancakes and Teigen was still without her voice.

Legend is the first African-American man to become an EGOT - the acronym used for an Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony victor - according to Buzzfeed.

Earning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, or a Tony is a huge deal, but earning all four is a rare accomplishment, and John Legend has done just that.

The singer-songwriter has an impressive ten Grammy awards, one Academy Award - won in 2015 for Best Original Song, "Glory", from Selma - one Tony Award - won in 2017 for Best Revival of a Play, Jitney - and now he's added the Emmy to the list.

The music superstar celebrated his EGOT win on Instagram, sharing a photo of the three new winners Sunday night.

She called John, Andrew and Tim "EGOT GOATS", before writing: 'My incredible man. what a surreal life'.

"BIG CONGRATS TO JOHN LEGEND BECOMING THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO COMPLETE THE EGOT!" crowed Chance the Rapper.

Others who have achieved this rare honor include Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks. The caption is a lyric from the children's show's theme song. We'll have to wait till September 17 when the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards air on NBC to see if he wins over Darren Criss's dead body.

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