If you don’t know what EGOT means, its an acronym for the most coveted accolade status in Hollywood which stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
John Legend has become the first black male… and also the youngest to bag the glorious EGOT status, having won at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, all for producing best variety special winner Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.
Other EGOT winners include Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, Scott Rubin and a few others.
Legend shared a genuine Instagram reflecting on the achievement. “Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” he wrote. “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.”
His wife Chrissy Teigen, meanwhile, also thoroughly documented the night, her pride for her husband, and Legend adding his Emmy to his EGOT shelf at home. She gave that shelf ‘gram an Arthur-inspired caption, a reference to Legend’s cartoon twin:
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