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At 39, John Legend is the youngest EGOT winner ever

Jacqueline Arias

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

| Mon, September 10, 2018 | 06:03 pm
At 39, John Legend is the youngest EGOT winner ever

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.

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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.

John now joins the ranks of other EGOT icons like Audrey Hepburn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Whoopi Goldberg, and Mel Brooks.

This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
 
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