John Legend is now an EGOT victor

Tonya Becker
September 11, 2018

Legend wasn't the only one to clinch EGOT status - composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice also scored their Emmys for their work on the NBC special.

On Sunday, John Legend took home an Emmy for his performance in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, meaning he's an EGOT now - but that didn't stop his wife Chrissy Teigen from gently trolling him.

Legend's speech continued: "I think the projects that we have done to get the EGOT have been huge collaborative efforts".

Obviously Teigen posted loving comments towards her husband for his win, but none are quite as good as the subtle but hilarious comment on the post.


They became just the 13th, 14th, and 15th people in history to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, and Legend made history as the youngest to do so as well as the first black man.

"EGOT" stands for the big four awards in the entertainment industry: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Legend's meteoric career netted a Tony Award past year for co-producing the August Wilson revival Jitney.

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


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

Singer John Legend achieved the coveted "EGOT" status on Sunday after scoring a win at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice never did a song with Common. Their "Christmas Story Live" number "In the Market for a Miracle", lost the Emmy for original music and lyrics to the "Saturday Night Live" song "Come Back, Barack". 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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