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A person of many skills, certainly.

John Legend has simply develop into the world’s youngest EGOT achiever. At solely age 39, Legend received his first Emmy award within the Best Live Variety Special class for his producer position in Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert on Monday.

(For these unaware, EGOT is the acronym for many who’ve received every of the 4 main American leisure awards: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.)

John Legend, winner of the award for excellent selection particular for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’, poses within the press room throughout the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Legend, together with Sir Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, achieved that objective on the 70th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards showcase in L.A. This Emmy was awarded to all three producers of the critically-acclaimed Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.

Legend’s shiny new toy now completes his EGOT assortment, and as of this writing, he has received a powerful 10 Grammy Awards (he received three in 2006, his debut 12 months), one Academy Award (for Best Original Song in 2015, Glory, in Ava DuVernay’s Selma) and one Tony Award (Best Revival of a Play for co-producing Jitney in 2017).

The singer even beat out songwriter Robert Lopez, who turned the youngest EGOT winner again in 2014 for his Best Original Song Oscar win for Frozen‘s Let It Go.

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(L-R) Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend, and Tim Rice on the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Los Angeles, California.

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These three gents earned their EGOT member playing cards collectively final evening, making them the 13th, 14th and 15th artists to earn this accolade.

Legend had a little bit extra to rejoice: He is the primary African-American male to hitch the ranks of the highly-exclusive EGOT membership. The solely African-American lady to have the EGOT honour is Whoopi Goldberg.

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Legend’s spouse and social media icon, Chrissy Teigen, took to Instagram to congratulate the songwriting trio on their victory in her trademark humorous method.

“EGOT GOATS,” she wrote, utilizing one other acronym that means “greatest of all time.”

The late Craig Zadan was additionally acknowledged by Lord Webber for his work as a producer on the present. He said, “While I celebrate this award with my colleagues, especially my dear friend Tim Rice, we would not be here without the guidance of Craig Zadan whose recent passing we continue to mourn.”

Zadan tragically handed final month after issues from surgical procedure.

(L-R) Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Neil Meron, John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and Alex Rudzinski within the press room of the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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Here are a few of final evening’s 2018 Creative Emmy Award winners:

Best Interactive Program – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Best Structured Reality Program – Queer Eye

Best Unstructured Reality Program – United Shades of America

Best Variety Special (Live) – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Best Variety Special (Recorded) – Dave Chappelle: Equanimity

Best Short Form Variety Series – Carpool Karaoke: The Series

Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series – James Corden’s Next James Corden

Best Cinematography (Single-Camera Series, Hour) – The CrownBeryl

Best Cinematography (Multi-Camera Series) – Will and GraceA Gaye Olde Christmas

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