At 39, John Legend is the youngest EGOT victor ever


Chrissy Teigen is gonna have to move her Revolve Award, because John Legend is officially a showbiz superstar. At age 39, he's the second-youngest artist to become an EGOT victor. He has won 10 Grammys, an Oscar, and a Tony. But since it took them 38 years and they won them all for writing musicals, their win is less impressive than Legend's.

In case you're wondering what an EGOT is, it stands for Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony and is basically considered the grand slam of modern entertainment awards. He is also the youngest person to have won all four awards. 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.

The "Ordinary People" singer became the first black man to earn the coveted EGOT - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony - status on Sunday at the Creative Arts Emmys.

'So happy to be part of this team.

John is the second fastest to complete the feat, doing so in 12 years - just two years' shy of composer Robert Lopez's record.

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

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

Others who have achieved this rare honor include Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks.

Legend is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance in Jesus Christ Superstar, which will be announced during the Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17th.