Elton John Reaches EGOT Status Following His Emmy Triumph

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Elton John announces "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" Tour in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9333413bi)

Elton John has been trying to achieve the coveted EGOT status for years, and his chase is finally over! The iconic British hitmaker finally added an Emmy to his impressive trophy collection, which already includes five Grammys, two Oscars, and one Tony Award.

John owes his first Emmy victory to his Disney+ special Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium. This project won him an Emmy for outstanding variety special, defeating strong competition in the most recent Oscars and Tony Awards shows, plus Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show and Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.

An Emmy was the only award John was missing to join the exclusive EGOT club. He previously won five Grammys, two Academy Awards for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King and “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman, and one Tony for writing the original score for Aida.

John missed the Primetime Emmy Awards due to health issues, but he stated he’s incredibly humbled to be joining the unbelievably talented group of EGOT winners.

“Tonight is a testament to the power of the arts and the joy that it brings to all our lives. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout my career, I am incredibly grateful,” said John in a statement.