By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
John Legend has made entertainment awards history. He became the latest to win the coveted EGOT, taking home an Emmy Award at Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. He portrayed Jesus Christ in NBC’s live staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert.”
Legend is the first African American man to take home an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. He’s also tied Robert Lopez as the youngest winner at the age of 39, according to Variety.
Legend, along with Lloyd Webber and Rice, are only the 13th, 14th and 15th winners of the EGOT.
The singer already had 10 Grammy awards, an Oscar for 2015’s original song “Glory” from the movie “Selma” and a Tony for co-producing the revival of the play “Jitney,” USA Today reported.
Others who have taken home the EGOTs include Lopez, who has done it twice, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg, USA Today reported.
“Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert” beat the Grammys, the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the “Night of Too Many Stars” a benefit show on HBO, USA Today reported.
Click here for a complete list of nominees.
View this post on Instagram
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
A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on