John Legend makes history, becoming first black man to reach EGOT status

Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

John achieved EGOT status alongside fellow producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Legend took home a Creative Arts Emmy for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which won Outstanding Variety Special (Live).

And finally, Legend is the second EGOT'er who is primarily a musician, behind only Hamlisch.

Chrissy Teigen - author, model, empress of Twitter and amateur entomologist - showered her husband with praise and snark on social media.

John Legend's just added some new hardware to his trophy case: an Emmy to accompany his Oscar, Tony, and 10 Grammys.

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

On Sunday, John managed to scoop the final piece in the puzzle, picking up an Emmy for his work as a producer on the musical special "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert".

Her caption read, "And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day" - a not-so-thinly-veiled reference to the theme song for the TV show Arthur. At 39, he is the youngest person to ever do so and he is also the first black man to do it as well. Lopez is still technically the youngest-ever victor, as he was 39 years, 6 months, 3 days old when he won.

So, now that Legend, Rice and Lloyd Webber now EGOT status, does that mean they also get a diamond-encrusted chain?

John now joins the ranks of other EGOT icons like Audrey Hepburn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mel Brooks.

The 70th Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out over two days, from September 8 to September 9 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The Creative Arts Emmys, which was held a week ahead of the 70th annual Emmy Awards, celebrates "technical and creative achievement categories" in animation and scripted comedy including drama, limited series animation and scripted programming, reality, and variety programming.

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