Soulful singer, John Legend has become the youngest person to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony awards
EGOT is an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony awards. Winners of the quartet attain showbiz icon status in showbiz circles.
The vocalist also made history as the first black man to win the four awards.
The ‘ All of me’ singer on Sunday won the Creative Arts Emmys for his role in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert’.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, both involved in the stage production, also joined Legend as new EGOT winners.
Webber, Rice and Legend became the 13th, 14th, and 15th people in history to have EGOT.
Legend said: “When I got into the music business it was a dream of mine to win Grammys and have plenty of success as a musician and sell lots of records and tour around the world as a performer, but I never had a dream of winning an EGOT, I didn’t even know what that was at the time.”
The excited singer also took to Instagram to comment on his achievement.
“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” Legend wrote on Instagram.
“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.”