Elton John achieves EGOT status

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After winning a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his career, Elton John won an Emmy Award, becoming the 19th person to achieve this performance.

Elton John is officially an EGOT. The singer joined the elite EGOT club on Monday night, after winning awards for his Disney+ show Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium at the 2023 Emmy Awards. An EGOT is an artist who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award during their career.

Elton John was not on hand to accept the award on Monday as he is recovering from a knee injury, but he did share a statement through his publicist.

I am so honored to join the incredibly talented group of EGOT winners tonighthe said in a press release. The journey to this moment has been filled with passion, dedication and the unwavering support of my fans around the world. Tonight is a testament to the power of the arts and the joy they bring to our lives. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career, I am incredibly grateful. »

The artist becomes the 19th person to achieve this feat and only the third pop star, alongside John Legend and Jennifer Hudson.

Elton John won two Academy Awards, both in the Best Original Song category for “ Can You Feel the Love Tonight ” of Lion King in 1994 and “ (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again ” of Rocketman in 2019.

Of course, the singer has been nominated for a slew of Grammy Awards and won five over the course of his decades-long career. The first was awarded in 1987 for “ That’s What Friends Are For » with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight.

In 2000, he won the Tony Award for Best Original Score for the show Aida.


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