American R&B singer, John Legend has made history by becoming the first African/American and youngest perdon to have won these prestigious quartet of awards.
Usually, winners of theses awards have attain showbiz icon status.
Latest in his kitty of the ‘All Of You Singer’ is the Creative Arts Emmys for his role in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar, Live in Concert’, which won on Saturday.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, both involved in the stage production, also joined Legend as new EGOT winners.
Webber, Rice and Legend became the 13th, 14th, and 15th people in history to have EGOT.
Legend, who has won 10 Grammy awards, said: “When I got into the music business it was a dream of mine to win Grammys and have plenty of success as a musician and sell lots of records and tour around the world as a performer, but I never had a dream of winning an EGOT, I didn’t even know what that was at the time.”
The elated singe took to his Instagram page to announce his latest feat.
“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” Legend wrote on Instagram.
“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.”