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John Legend achieves EGOT Status with Emmy Win for Jesus Christ Superstar

John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice have achieved EGOT status at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

Legend is also the first black man to achieve EGOT status.

EGOT refers to a star who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony.

Legen, who played Jesus in NBC’s live production, is also nominated for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie, which will be announced during the primetime awards next week.

The 389-year-old has a whopping 10 Grammy Awards to his named and took home an Oscar in 2015 for his song “Glory” featured in Selma. The singer also won a Tony in 2017 for his role as a co-producer for the production of Jitney.

His wife, Chrissy Teigen celebrated Legend’s big accomplishment on Twitter.

The 70th Primtime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost and will air live on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 17th.

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Written by Will Heffernan