‘Jesus Christ’ could land Springfield’s John Legend an EGOT

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A brief synopsis of the music career of Springfield's John Legend.

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An EGOT would be a perfect ego boost for Springfield native John Legend, not that there is anything wrong with his  ego.

The singer, actor and humanitarian was nominated Thursday for his first Emmy for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.”

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Legend spoke to ABC's "Good Morning America" about the nomination and shifted attention to his "Jesus Christ Superstar" cast mates.

“It's pretty fulfilling to find out our show is nominated so many times, 13 times, and particularly for me as an actor, which is not something I do normally as a day job," he reportedly said. "To even be nominated among such a formidable group of actors, that's pretty incredible."

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The Emmy would put Legend among a very, very short list of celebrities with an EGOT: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

There are only  a dozen EGOT holders including Audrey Hepburn,  Whoopi GoldbergMel Brooks and Rita Moreno. 

Singer John Legend is nominated for a 2018 Emmy award, bringing him one step closer to an EGOT.
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Singer John Legend is nominated for a 2018 Emmy award, bringing him one step closer to an EGOT.

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Credit: Ian Gavan

Legend reportedly told “Good Morning America” that he has had the “good fortune” to work with talented people.

"It feels good to be on the brink [winning an Emmy]," he reportedly told the morning show. "Even if it doesn't happen this year, if we do more on TV, it could happen another time, but this is probably the best shot I'll have for awhile. My fingers are crossed and if it happens, I'm very excited about the possibility."

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JOHN LEGEND’S PATH TO EGOT

Emmy |  2018 nomination for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert"

Grammy |  10 awards including best new artist and best R&B album in 2006; best R&B album, best R&B song and best traditional R&B vocal performance in 2011 and best song written for visual media in 2016.

Oscar | 2015  Best Original Song ("Glory")

Tony | 2017 Best Revival of a Play ("Jitney")