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John Legend has achieved the status of the EGOT after winning an Emmy award for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

John Legend, winner of the award for a variety special for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” poses in the press room during the Night and 2 of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in The Microsoft Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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Singer John Legend achieved the coveted “EGOT” status on Sunday after scoring a victory in the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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 – he won a very Divergent Special (Live) for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.”

The singer-songwriter played the role of Jesus Christ in the live tv program that was broadcast on NBC in April.

The legend, who has 10 grammy’s, won a Tony award in 2017 for the Best Revival of a game as a co-producer for the August Wilson’s play “Jitney” and nabbed an Oscar for his original song “Glory” in 2015.

At 39, he is the youngest person to achieve EGOT status. He is also the first African-American man to win all four awards. On Sunday evening, the Legend took to Instagram to acknowledge the historic career milestone.

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For tonight, only 12 people have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories. Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and 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 that they trusted me to play, Jesus Christ. So surprised to be in such rarefied air. #EGOT

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“For tonight, only 12 people have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” he wrote.

“Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and 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 that they trusted me to play, Jesus Christ. So surprised to be in such rarefied air. #Ego t”

Other artists to have achieved the status of the EGOT include Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks and Audrey Hepburn.

Gerren Keith Gaynor is Homepage Editor at Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @MrGerrenalist.

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