In order to receive an EGOT, you must win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. Then, in 2015, he scored an Oscar for his song "Glory" from the movie Selma and in 2017 he won a Tony for Best Revival of a Play as a co-producer of Jitney.
Since Legend has already won a Grammy, Oscar, and Tony over the course of his career, if he nabs the Emmy award on September 17, he will join the coveted group of, ahem, legends (there are only 12 in total!) who have already scored wins at all four of the award ceremonies including the likes of Rita Moreno, Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks.
Only a handful of stars have joined the exclusive EGOT club with notable winners including Audrey Hepburn, James Earl Jones, Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli and Quincy Jones.
"13 nominations for Jesus Christ Superstar this morning!" she wrote. John got two emmy nominations! As for if he's competing with his wife, Chrissy Teigen, who may win a Spike TV award, John said they've "got a big house", so they've got plenty of room for awards. "But it's ok I AM SO PROUD!"
The production itself was nominated for Outstanding Variety Special.
Legend isn't the only person who is closer to an EGOT after Thursday's nominations.
Legend explained that to be in the same ranks as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would be "especially cool", considering it was their show, to begin with.
We'll learn if Legend earns the EGOT when the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by "SNL's" Colin Jost and Michael Che, air live September 17 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.