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Elton John is the latest EGOT club member after winning an Emmy Monday night

Elton John
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The music legend won an Emmy for his Disney+concert special Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium.

Elton John has just made awards season history!

At the 75th Annual Emmy Awards on Monday night, legendary out singer-songwriter Elton John became pop culture history's latest EGOT winner.

John won an Emmy as an Executive Producer/Performer for his live concert special Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium in the category Outstanding Variety Special (Live), meaning that after sixty years in show business, he is in the EGOT club.

Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium beat The Oscars, The Tonys, Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, and Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.

John was not there to accept the award, and other producers of the special accepted the award for him.

EGOT is a term coined by Miami Vice actor Philip Michael Thomas that celebrates people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

John won five Grammys (including a Grammy Legend Award), two Oscars (for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King and “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman), and won his Tony for Best Original Score for Aida.

John is the 19th person to complete the EGOT. Other recent winners include Viola Davis, Jennifer Hudson, and Alan Menken.

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