Kandi Burruss in Line to Reach EGOT Status After Tony and Emmy Nods

by Xara Aziz
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Kandi Burruss is inching closer to EGOT status after the singer was nominated for an Emmy for her Broadway show The Piano Lesson. The nod came just one day after she was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Historic/Cultural/Politics/Government/Societal Concerns Program category for her work on the TV show La Musica de La Familia.

On Instagram, the Xscape singer shared the good news stating that “It’s a project that I never even told anybody I was involved in,” she said of the Spanish production. “Look how God is working in my life. God don’t play about me.”

“Hopefully I will have another moment like this tomorrow as they announce the Tony nominations tomorrow,” she added.

When the Tony nominations were announced the Real Housewives of Atlanta star was among those honored alongside her husband Todd Tucker, who works alongside her in The Piano Lesson’s production. The show has been nominated in the Best Revival of a Play category.

“Wow, we are Tony Award-nominated producers!” Tucker posted on Instagram. “Kandi, you’re on your way to that EGOT. What a great week. Emmy nomination and a Tony nomination!”

EGOT status is when an artist wins an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. In February, Viola Davis made history after attaining the status of EGOT.

The Woman King actress secured the extraordinary feat after winning the Grammy Award for best audio book after the release of her recent best-selling autobiography Finding Me.

In 2016, she won an Oscar for best supporting actress in Fences. In 2015, the Emmys recognized her as best lead actress in the TV series How to Get Away With Murder and in 2001 she won best featured actress in the play King Hedley II.

Should Burruss win both the Emmy and Tony, she would become the 18th EGOT winner, following the likes of Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Rita Moreno.

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