John Legend made history on Sunday night (Sept. 9). The singer/activist became first black man to land the prestigious and coveted EGOT status.
The 39-year-old completed the collection at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, winning an Emmy for producing the best variety special Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Legend won the award along with fellow producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who also joined the short list of EGOT status inductees.
“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,” said a proud John Legend in an Instagram post.
“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 Legend is also up for the Emmy for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie, which will awarded during the Primetime Emmy Awards. The soulful crooner played the role of Jesus in NBC’s production of the 1970 concept album-turned-Broadway musical.
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards airs Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.