Elton John has achieved EGOT standing.
The famed British singer-pianist secured an Emmy Award on Monday evening for finest selection particular (reside) for “Elton John Dwell: Farewell from Dodger Stadium,” a three-hour live performance documentary that streamed on Disney +.
John stated he was “extremely humbled” for becoming a member of the elite group of EGOT winners who’ve gained Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
“The journey to this second has been stuffed with ardour, dedication, and the unwavering help of my followers all around the globe,” John, 76, stated in an announcement after profitable his trophy.
The famous person performer has 5 Grammys, most not too long ago for “Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida” in 2001; two Oscars for “Can You Really feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” in 1994 and “(I am Gonna) Love Me Once more” from “Rocketman”; together with a Tony for his authentic rating on “Aida.”
He is among the top-selling solo artists of all time, and he holds the file for biggest-selling bodily single of all time due to the 33 million copies offered for “Candle within the Wind” in 1997.
Elton John is the nineteenth artist to realize EGOT standing
John grew to become the nineteenth individual to achieve EGOT standing after Viola Davis achieved the feat when she gained a Grammy final 12 months. Others performers who’ve EGOTs embrace Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson and John Legend.
David Furnish, John’s husband and a producer on the live performance particular, stated John was overjoyed Monday evening about profitable his first-ever Emmy, and he “screamed out loud.” Furnish stated a “extremely honored” John was unable to attend the awards ceremony since he is recovering from latest surgical procedure.
“We Facetimed him. We woke him up in the course of the evening,” Furnish stated whereas holding John’s award backstage. “He is again within the U.Ok. He is had his left knee changed – which is not shocking if you consider the variety of pianos he is jumped off.”
John’s live performance was the final of a three-night stand on the stadium in Los Angeles as a part of the North American leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Street tour, which started in September 2018 with the primary of the 300-plus scheduled dates. It was suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed in 2021.
His remaining present, which drew greater than 50,000 folks, had visitor appearances from a brand new technology of stars, together with Dua Lipa and Brandi Carlile.
The singer’s aired particular beat out the Apple Music Tremendous Bowl halftime present starring Rihanna, in addition to ABC’s Oscars telecast, CBS’s Tony Award telecast and Netflix’s “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.”
“Tonight is a testomony to the ability of the humanities and the enjoyment that it brings to all our lives,” John stated. “Thanks to everybody who has supported me all through my profession. I’m extremely grateful.”