Legendary gay musician Elton John has become the 19th person to achieve the prestigious EGOT status, joining an elite group of artists who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

His recent Emmy win for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) comes from the recording of his Dodger Stadium concert, which was live-streamed exclusively on Disney+ in 2022.

Despite being unable to attend the Emmy Awards due to knee surgery, Elton John prepared an acceptance speech expressing his humility and gratitude. “I am incredibly humbled to be joining the unbelievably talented group of EGOT winners tonight. The journey to this moment has been filled with passion, dedication, and the unwavering support of my fans all around the world,” he stated.


The concert at Dodger Stadium, featuring guest appearances by Brandi Carlile, Kiki Dee, and Dua Lipa, remains available for viewing on the streaming platform.

John’s illustrious career has been marked by numerous awards, including two Oscars for Best Original Song — for “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” in 1995 and “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” in 2020. He earned his Tony in 2000 for Best Original Score for the musical “AIDA,” which he created with Tim Rice. This musical also brought him a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2001, adding to his collection of five other Grammy awards.

This latest achievement places Elton John among other EGOT greats such as Audrey Hepburn, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Whoopi Goldberg. Viola Davis was the 18th artist to join this exclusive club in 2023, winning a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for her memoir “Finding Me.”

Elton John’s EGOT accomplishment marks a significant milestone in his already storied career, underscoring his enduring impact on the music world and entertainment.