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John Legend performs at the piano on stage during a 'Familes Belong Together' march and rally in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 2018 where a thousands turned out to decry the Trump administration's detention of families policy at the US Mexico border. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)
John Legend must be on cloud nine because as of right now, he is part of the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club. He is also the youngest person to have won all four awards.
The singer-actor won his first Emmy at the Creative Arts Awards for his executive producer role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. He’s also nominated for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie for his role as Jesus. So watch out because he might just win that too.
In the past, John has won 10 Grammys, took home an Oscar for his song “Glory” in Selma, and won a Tony for co-producing Jitney. He did all those at just 39 years old.
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. #EGOT
John now joins the ranks of other EGOT icons like Audrey Hepburn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mel Brooks.