John Legend becomes youngest person to reach EGOT status

Penn alum John Legend becomes first black man youngest person to win EGOT

John Legend arrives at Night 2 of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater on Sunday Sept. 9 2018 in Los Angeles

Legend has won 10 Grammys and in 2015 he scored an Oscar for his song "Glory" from the movie "Selma". But their bid for EGOT status was derailed when the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics went to "Saturday Night Live" and their song "Come Back Barack" when Chance the Rapper was hosting.

The All of Me singer, who was an executive producer for the show, now joins the small group of stars who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award - and he's the first black man to do so.

John Legend's just added some new hardware to his trophy case: an Emmy to accompany his Oscar (2015 Best Original Song "Glory" from Selma), Tony (producing Jitney, victor of 2017's Best Revival of a Play), and 10 Grammys (countless hit songs).

Legend, 39, is the youngest person ever to complete an EGOT.

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'So happy to be part of this team. He did all those at just 39 years old. So honoured they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. Winning an Emmy tonight for for best variety special for NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert," the musician now has an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.

Chrissy Teigen helped John Legend celebrate his Emmy win. She posted a photo of Legend alongside fellow EGOT artists, lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and captioned it, "EGOT GOATS".

They join 12 other EGOT recipients including Audrey Hepburn, Scott Rudin, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg and Robert Lopez.

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