John Legend makes history, becoming first black man to reach EGOT status

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Whoopi Goldberg was the first black person to land on the predominately white list.

The singer/actor won an Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice for producing the best variety special victor, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert".

'So happy to be part of this team. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.

Legend had already won 10 Grammy Awards throughout his musical career, then picked up the Oscar in 2015 alongside Common for Best Original Song for "Glory", the gospel-influenced, inspirational main theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma. In addition to this, he was named a Grammy legend in 2010.

"It feels good to be on the brink [of that honor]", he said. "My fingers are crossed and if it happens, I'm very excited about the possibility".

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The $500 dress was designed by Louis Vuitton menswear artistic director Virgil Abloh in partnership with Nike. When she returned, she realized that she was wearing it the wrong way and fixed her top.

She captioned the video, "And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day", referencing a popular internet joke that claims Legend looks like the animated TV aardvark, Arthur.

Both Legend and songwriter Robert Lopez, the most recent EGOT victor in 2014, were 39 at the time they won. He did all those at just 39 years old.

The latest award caps a special year for Lloyd Webber, who turned 70 this year and whose autobiography, "Unmasked", came out in the spring along with a massive, four-CD collection of his songs performed by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Lana Del Rey and Madonna. Legend and fellow producers Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber all received Emmys for their work, propelling all three to EGOT status, and making Legend the first black man ever to hold the honor.

Lopez has actually won each award at least two times.

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