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Popular singer becomes the first black man to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony award

Jaimie-lee Prince
Sep 11, 2018
09:42 A.M.
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John Legend is being rewarded for the exceptional contribution he has been making to entertainment and production. He just reached EGOT status.

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Legend received an award from the Creative Arts Emmys for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) Awards after he co-produced "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert."

As of Sunday, September 9 when the ceremony took place, Legend became the youngest person alive to gain the highly-esteemed EGOT title.

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Robert Lopez had also achieved his EGOT title at 39 years old. He was just a bit younger than Legend.

BBC News reported that Legend's team received wins as well. Andrew Lloyd Webber won his Emmy for a composer, while Tim Rice won his for the lyricist.

The play was a rendition of an original 1970 musical.

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Legend is, of course, the first African-American man to reach the achievement. But Whoopi Goldberg has already beaten him as African-American.

The year was the first that more than one person had reached EGOT status. John, Andrew and Time are numbers 13, 14, and 15 to reach the point they did.

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In his Instagram post, Legend describes the situation:

"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. So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air. #EGOT."

The R&B neo-soul singer already has 10 Grammys, including one Oscar for his performance in Selma, and one Tony award for working as a co-producer in Jitney, the play.

He now ranks alongside the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Scott Rudin, and Mel Brookes.

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