John Legend Just Achieved EGOT Status and Chrissy Teigen Couldn't Be Happier

The singer was an executive producer on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

By Lena Grossman Sep 10, 2018 2:22 AMTags
John Legend, 2018 Creative Emmy AwardsJC Olivera/WireImage

John Legend is officially a show business legend.

The singer achieved EGOT status Sunday night at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys when he won an award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Legend was an executive producer for the show.

The "All of Me" singer joins just a small number of people who have raked in a Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Other EGOT winners include Whoopi Goldberg and Mel Brooks. This victory also cements Legend's place as the first black man to achieve this rare accolade.

Noted social media superstar and Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen, took to Twitter to express her pride for her husband. She shared a photo of Legend with fellow Jesus Christ Superstar producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and wrote "EGOT GOATS."

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The three producers all became official EGOT winners tonight.

"Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories. Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and I joined that group when we won an Emmy for our production of their legendary show Jesus Christ Superstar," Legend wrote on Instagram. "So happy to be part of this team. So honored they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air. #EGOT."

Of course, Teigen couldn't resist the opportunity to troll her hubby with an Arthur reference:

In July when nominations were first announced, Teigen tweeted about what would happen if Legend won the E of EGOT. "If he wins, he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved. But it's ok I AM SO PROUD!" she wrote.

Earlier in the night, the Lip Sync Battle host foreshadowed how she would look if Jesus Christ Superstar emerged victorious. "If Jesus Christ Superstar wins, john will have his EGOT. And I will make an even uglier cry face," she tweeted.

Teigen and Legend socialized with fellow Creative Arts Emmys winners, which she documented on Instagram. In a series of photos, the two of them sit alongside Queer Eye's Karamo Brown, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Antoni Porowski. She captioned it, "I am so happy to have met these wonderful humans yesterday. I feel like I've met friends for life. My groomsmen in my next wedding for sure." 

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Congratulations to Legend, Webber and Rice on their EGOT status!