John Legend makes history as first African-American 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

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John Legend could also win another award at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, where he is up for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie. And as of Sunday night, he's now an EGOT victor.

The "Ordinary People" singer on Sunday won the Creative Arts Emmys for his role in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert".

And he has plenty of Grammys to choose from to round out the EGOT - 10 to be exact, his first being in 2006 for Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B album, with his latest being for Glory in 2016.

What's more, he's also the first black man to take home all four trophies.

John Legend just joined a group of elite performers. with a Tony, Oscar, Grammy and now an Emmy award to his name.

John achieved EGOT status alongside fellow producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. So happy to be part of this team.

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American musical songwriter Robert Lopez also received EGOT status, weeks after his 39th birthday in March 2014.

Both Legend and songwriter Robert Lopez, the most recent EGOT victor in 2014, were 39 at the time they won.

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert" beat out the telecasts of the Grammys, the Oscars and the Golden Globe, as well as the benefit show "Night of Too Many Stars" on HBO.

Webber is 70 years old and Rice is 73 years old.

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

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