John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice now EGOT winners

"And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day", Teigen captioned an Instagram post of Legend placing his Emmy on a wall of trophies late Sunday night.

With the award, Legend became just the 13th person ever to earn an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony), and he did so before the age of 40.

The Creative Emmy Awards were held this week, and Legend managed to snag the award for 'Outstanding Variety Special (Live)' for his production role on Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.

John Legend has lived up to his name and reached EGOT status - which wouldn't be complete without Chrissy Teigen hilariously trolling her husband for the achievement. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ.

He added: "I'm happy I was part of such a great show". Legend is also the first black man to achieve an EGOT in all competitive categories, as there are those secondary EGOT citizens who have honorary awards; nobodies like Babs Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, and Harry Belafonte.

The musical's win for best live variety special united Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice with Emmys to go along with their Tonys, Grammys and Oscars - the four biggest prizes in show business.

"It feels good to be on the brink [of that honor]", he said.

What do Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Marvin Hamlisch, Whoopi Goldberg, and now John Legend have in common? I'm amazed that it stuck around 48 years later.

Speaking with ET over the summer, Legend admitted it would be "pretty incredible" if he were to become an EGOT victor. Lopez is still technically the youngest-ever victor, as he was 39 years, 6 months, 3 days old when he won.

Lopez has actually won each award at least two times.

  • Kyle Peterson