John Legend Just Became The Youngest Person Ever To Achieve EGOT Status

John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber become EGOT winners

Legend, who played Jesus in the concert version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" but won his Emmy as a co-producer of the show, is also gunning for an acting Emmy later this month.

Legend is the first African-American man to become an EGOT - the acronym used for an Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony victor - according to Buzzfeed. Whoopi Goldberg was the first black person to land on the predominately white list. For the Tony, my team, my film company team Ty and Mike and the rest of our team they are out there looking for great content and making sure we attach ourselves to things that we really believe in and content we believe in so that is how we got a Tony and that is how hopefully we will win some more awards as producers but tonight it is about Jesus Christ Superstar and the reason we won tonight is because first of all Andrew and Tim created some handsome work and we had the privilege to perform that on television.

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert" beat out the telecasts of the Grammys, the Oscars and the Golden Globe, as well as the benefit show "Night of Too Many Stars" on HBO. So happy to be part of this team", "So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. Legend is also the first black man to achieve an EGOT in all competitive categories, as there are those secondary EGOT citizens who have honorary awards; nobodies like Babs Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, and Harry Belafonte.

And Legend never thought he would join the elite group of stars to have won at all four major awards ceremonies. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.

Legend, who also starred in the variety special, celebrated his win on social media. In addition to this, he was named a Grammy legend in 2010. "My fingers are crossed and if it happens, I'm very excited about the possibility".

Following her husband's historic win, Teigen shared celebratory posts on Twitter and Instagram.and slipped in an Arthur joke.

Speaking with ET over the summer, Legend admitted it would be "pretty incredible" if he were to become an EGOT victor.

John is the second fastest to complete the feat, doing so in 12 years - just two years' shy of composer Robert Lopez's record.

Webber is 70 years old and Rice is 73 years old.

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