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Emmy winner Elton John reaches the Grand Slam of “EGOT”

This is the nirvana that actors and musicians dream of achieving: entering the very exclusive club of artists to have received an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy awards, or EGOT.

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Emmy winner Elton John reaches the Grand Slam of “EGOT”

This is the nirvana that actors and musicians dream of achieving: entering the very exclusive club of artists to have received an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy awards, or EGOT. The four most prestigious awards given in the United States in the fields of cinema, theater, television and music. It’s been done since that night for Elton John. The interpreter of I am still standing received the Emmy award, which he lacked to achieve the grand slam.

The Briton is the 19th star to achieve this exceptional performance, following notably Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, John Legend and Viola Davis.

Elton John, 76, who is nursing a knee injury, was not present in Los Angeles Monday evening for the 75th “Emmys” ceremony. He won the award for best live show for his farewell concert in the Californian metropolis on November 20, 2022. Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium was a flamboyant farewell concert to North America, as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour, a marathon of 328 dates spread over five years with revenues approaching a billion dollars.

“We knew it would be historic because it was Elton's last concert in North America,” greeted producer Ben Winston on the Emmy Awards stage. But “we did not know that what would be historic would be the victory of a man who invented all the soundtracks of our lives, the one who did so much for society, one of our heroes, we do not “I didn’t know he was going to win an EGOT,” he said. In a statement, Elton John said he was “honored to join the talented group of EGOT winners tonight. The journey to this moment has been filled with passion, and marked by the dedication and unwavering support of my fans around the world.

On Sunday, November 20, 2022, Elton John, in a sequined bathrobe, gave his last North American concert in front of more than 140,000 fans at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the city that contributed to the takeoff of his global career half a century ago. . On the stage of this baseball stadium, which hosted two of his best-known shows in 1975, he gave a concert during a “very special, very moving” evening, broadcast live on Disney. The tour farewell event ended in Stockholm last July.

Elton John won two Academy Awards for his original songs from the Disney cartoon The Lion King (1994) and his biopic Rocketman (2019). He won a Tony for the show Aida in 2000. His impressive discography has earned him six Grammys.

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