John Legend is the youngest person ever to earn EGOT status

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As Variety reports, Legend earned the award for his role as producer, and Weber and Rice won for their role as lyricists and composer of the original musical.

John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice all added their names to an exclusive list of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners - known colloquially as an EGOT - on Sunday night.

Legend's speech continued: "I think the projects that we have done to get the EGOT have been huge collaborative efforts".

On Monday morning, the celebration continued at the Legend-Teigen household, where Legend had to make pancakes and Teigen was still without her voice.

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John Legend must be on cloud nine because as of right now, he is part of the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) club.

Legend, who played Jesus in the concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar but won his Emmy as a co-producer of the show, is also gunning for an acting Emmy later this month.

It's an important step forward in racial diversity in the arts community, and a monumental achievement for John Legend.

American musical songwriter Robert Lopez also received EGOT status, weeks after his 39th birthday in March 2014.

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Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Goldberg, Scott Rudin and Lopez are the first dozen EGOT winners.

"And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day", Teigen captioned an Instagram post of Legend placing his Emmy on a wall of trophies late Sunday night. He is 39 years old and the first black man to win the EGOT.

Legend could win a second trophy for his title role in "Superstar", when the Primetime Emmys take place on September 17 (NBC, 8 EDT/5 PDT). The caption is a lyric from the children's show's theme song.

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