The 39-year-old has just won his first Emmy Award, making him one of a select few to EGOT.

This means that Legend now has at least one of all the major awards in the entertainment world, including an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

Legend is reportedly the youngest person and first black man to land EGOT status. The Love Me Now singer has been able to achieve this status in just over a decade – a relatively short period in which to win the major award in every entertainment vertical.

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He won his Emmy in the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) category in Los Angeles on Sunday, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, for producing Best Variety Special winner Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

The star is also up for an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie at the Emmy Awards.

“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” Legend wrote on Instagram.

“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. So happy to be part of this team. So honoured they trusted me to play Jesus Christ. So amazed to be in such rarefied air.”

The R&B and pop superstar has now taken home 10 Grammys, the first of which was the coveted Best New Artist gramophone in 2006.

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His next major award came in 2015 when he and fellow musician Common collected an Oscar for Best Original Song. The two penned the tune Glory for the civil rights-themed film Selma.

Legend won his first and only Tony award as a producer working behind the scenes to bring the play Jitney back to Broadway.