John Legend Achieves EGOT Status

Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

So, now that Legend, Rice and Lloyd Webber now EGOT status, does that mean they also get a diamond-encrusted chain?

United States singer and actor John Legend has become the first black man and youngest person to attain the prestigious EGOT status.

Legend is the joint youngest person to receive the accolade.

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

"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.

The special trio - 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. So honoured they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. There are only thirteen people in history to have achieved such a feat. "So amazed to be in such rarefied air".

British actor John Gielgud is the oldest to win the award, as he was 87 when he completed the quad in 1991, nine years before his death. Legend passed EGOT status over the weekend when he picked up an Emmy - along with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, also who turned EGOT - for their role as executive producers on the live television performance of the hit musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.

Two other songwriters were also one Emmy away from the EGOT - Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose song "In the Market for a Miracle" appeared in A Christmas Story Live!

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