Common will make his Broadway debut within the play “Between Riverside and Crazy” in December, that means the rapper — who already has an Emmy, an Oscar, and three Grammys — is nearer than ever to EGOT standing. An acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, the EGOT is Hollywood’s grand slam of awards, and solely a handful of celebrities (like Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, and Jennifer Hudson) have made the checklist.

The time period EGOT was coined by Philip Michael Thomas, an actor who shot to fame for his function in “Miami Vice” and coined the term in 1984 however who by no means truly ended up successful any of the awards. The first particular person to ever obtain EGOT standing was Richard Rodgers, who gained the title in 1962 after successful an Emmy for unique music composed for “Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years.” The solely particular person to ever EGOT twice is songwriter Robert Lopez

, who made history in 2018 when he gained on the Oscars for the music “Remember Me” from “Coco,” that means that he gained in every of the classes not less than twice.

Meanwhile, a lot of stars are ready within the wings for his or her shot at EGOT glory. Cynthia Erivo and Lin-Manuel Miranda only need Oscars to win, and stars like Taylor Swift, Adele, Lizzo, and H.E.R. are midway there. Wondering who else is making progress? Keep studying to discover out.

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