At 39, John Legend is the youngest EGOT victor ever

John Legend

Legend also became the first black man to conquer the EGOT and the youngest victor.

"Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories".

Legend is the joint youngest person to receive the accolade.

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

The 39-year-old performer already took home an Oscar in 2015 for his contribution to the "Selma" soundtrack, a Tony for co-producing a Broadway revival of "Jitney" and a total of 10 Grammys, including the prestigious Best New Artist honour.

It was a momentous night for John Legend at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Legend, who also starred in the variety special, celebrated his win on social media. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.




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

"Perfect", Teigen could be heard saying after Legend placed his latest award.

The special trio of Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice - officially the 13th, 14th and 15th members of the EGOT club - join an elite group of winners that includes Robert Lopez, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg.

She posted a video on Twitter of Legend cooking "EGOT pancakes". So watch out because he might just win that too.

The EGOT club nearly went from 12 to 17 in one night but Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind "La La Land" and "Dear Evan Hansen", fell short.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were also in the running for achieving EGOT status on Sunday, but lost their Emmy category for original song for the the TV version of "A Christmas Story".

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