John Legend becomes first black man to earn EGOT status

Andrew Lloyd Webber left John Legend and Tim Rice winners of the award for outstanding variety special for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert poses in the press room during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater

Legend, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, joined the elite group to have earned Hollywood's most prestigious awards - an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony - after he won Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert".

In the past, John has won 10 Grammys, took home an Oscar for his song "Glory" in Selma, and won a Tony for co-producing Jitney. Legend - who is also up for an acting Emmy for playing the title role in the NBC production - and fellow producers Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber all received Emmys for their work.

Legend is the first African-American man to become an EGOT - the acronym used for an Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, and Tony victor - according to Buzzfeed.

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"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" received 13 Emmy nominations. "My fingers are crossed and if it happens, I'm very excited about the possibility".

American musical songwriter Robert Lopez also received EGOT status, weeks after his 39th birthday in March 2014.

And Chrissy Teigen was one proud wife.

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Both Legend and songwriter Robert Lopez, the most recent EGOT victor in 2014, were 39 at the time they won.

British actor John Gielgud is the oldest to win the award, as he was 87 when he completed the quad in 1991, nine years before his death.

Legend joins a league of other official EGOTers, including Whoopi Goldberg (the only black woman EGOTer) and Audrey Hepburn.

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Lopez has actually won each award at least two times.

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