John Legend Attains EGOT Status

John Legend
John Legend

The US 39-year-old  John Legend Monday night made history as the first black man and the youngest person to attain the coveted EGOT status.

The EGOT status attained when a person has won four awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Legend, the actor, songwriter and actor won his Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday for producing best variety special winner Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Mashable said that Legend also played the role of Jesus in NBC’s production of the 1970 concept album-turned-Broadway musical, and so could also be up for the Emmy for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie, which will be revealed at the big primetime Emmy Awards on Monday.

While celebrating his achievement he wrote on his Instagram, he wrote“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories. Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group when we won an Emmy for our production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar. So, happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So, amazed to be in such rarefied air.”