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At 39, John Legend is the youngest EGOT victor ever

10 September 2018, 08:29 | Myron Mathis

Modal Trigger Andrew Lloyd Webber John Legend and Tim Rice at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys WireImage

Andrew Lloyd Webber John Legend and Tim Rice at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys

With that win, Legend joins the elite company of 15 performers including collaborators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who also entered the prestigious EGOT club along with him for the same production.

They join 12 other EGOT recipients including Audrey Hepburn, Scott Rudin, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg and Robert Lopez. He won an Oscar in 2015 for his song "Glory" from the movie Selma, and followed that with a Tony in 2017 for producing the Broadway musical Jitney. With the just passed award ceremony, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - who also worked on Jesus Christ Superstar as composer and lyricist - also achieved their EGOT. So happy to be part of this team.

The three earned the quadruple honor in the same award category at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards when "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" won for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).

Legend completed the accomplishment Sunday night when he took home an award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.

This is the first time that more than two people have achieved an EGOT in a single calendar year.

Chrissy Teigen crowns the best episode in TV history.

She called John, Andrew and Tim "EGOT GOATS", before writing: 'My incredible man. what a surreal life'.

"And I say hey, what wonderful kind of day", she captioned the video.

We reckon John should get an extra letter tacked onto his EGOT for being one half of the best celebrity couple around.

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