At 39, John Legend is the youngest EGOT victor ever

At 39, John Legend is the youngest EGOT victor ever

John Legend now has an EGOT in his kitty, becoming the youngest person to have the prestigious quartet of awards. And as of Sunday night, he's now an EGOT victor.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, left, John Legend, and Tim Rice winners of the award for outstanding variety special for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" poses in the press room during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater.

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.

United States singer and actor John Legend has become the first black man and youngest person to attain the prestigious EGOT status. Legend was a producer on the show, while Webber and Rice - who wrote the original 1970 Broadway musical - won as composer and lyricist, respectively.

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The Emmy win for Jesus Christ Superstar also saw Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice reach EGOT status.

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). So happy to be part of this team. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice never did a song with Common.

Others who have achieved this rare honor include Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks. So amazed to be in such rarefied air. He did all those at just 39 years old.

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