At 39, John Legend is the youngest EGOT victor ever

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

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Legend, 39, won a Creative Arts Emmy last night for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live. At age 39, he's the second-youngest artist to become an EGOT victor.

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.

Huge news for John Legend, as today, he finally managed to win an Emmy award thereby giving him an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony - otherwise known as the illustrious "EGOT" which is often considered hitting the pinnacle of success within the entertainment industry.

Legend, who has 10 Grammys, won a Tony award in 2017 for Best Revival of a Play as a co-producer for the August Wilson's stage play "Jitney;" and nabbed an Oscar for his original song "Glory" in 2015. So happy to be part of this team. The 12 years it took him to complete it is the second-shortest span, after Lopez.

Both Legend and songwriter Robert Lopez, the most recent EGOT victor in 2014, were 39 at the time they won. So honoured they trusted me to play Jesus Christ.

Webber is 70 years old and Rice is 73 years old.

Just 14 other people have achieved EGOT status in history - Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mick Nichols, Scott Rudin and Robert Lopez.

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