John Legend Secures the "E" in His EGOT

Eric Liebowitz  NBC

Eric Liebowitz NBC

Legend, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, joined the elite group to have earned Hollywood's most prestigious awards - an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony - after he won Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert".

Legend is the joint youngest person to receive the accolade. In 2017, he won a Tony for Best Revival of a Play for his role as a co-producer of Jitney.

Legend was a producer on the show, while Webber and Rice - who wrote the original 1970 Broadway musical - won as composer and lyricist, respectively.

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"EGOT GOATS", Chrissy captioned a photo of the three men holding their awards.

"Being a part of Jesus Christ Superstar was one of my favourite experiences in my career", Legend said in a statement following the nominations.

In case you're wondering what an EGOT is, it stands for Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony and is basically considered the grand slam of modern entertainment awards. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.

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She posted a video on Twitter of Legend cooking "EGOT pancakes".

He joins the ranks of Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg, who is the first black woman to join the EGOT club.

Two other songwriters were also one Emmy away from the EGOT on Sunday - Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose song "In the Market for a Miracle" appeared in "A Christmas Story Live!" And as of Sunday night, he's now an EGOT victor. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honor excellence in Television technical categories such as makeup, casting direction, costume design, editing and cinematography. The remainder of the 70th Annual Emmy Awards winners will be announced on Monday, September 17 on NBC.

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