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John Legend makes history as youngest, first African-American EGOT winner

September 10, 2018 - 7:18 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- John Legend has made history.

NBC's live version of "Jesus Christ Superstar'' won an Emmy Award and John Legend, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice have joined the elite squad of EGOT winners.

The musical's win for best live variety special on Sunday means Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice have an Emmy to go with their Tonys, Grammys and their Oscars.

The trio joins an elite group of EGOT winners that includes Robert Lopez, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg.

Legend is the first African-American and youngest person to win an EGOT at age 39.