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Trust me to officially have an EGO—Adele

BY: bbc
Adele officially has an EGO
Adele has an EGO

POP star Adele is one step closer to EGOT status, after winning an Emmy for her TV concert special, Adele: One Night Only.

The term refers to stars who've won the grand slam of US awards - an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, covering TV, music, film and theatre respectively.

Adele's Emmy adds to her 15 Grammys and Oscar for the Bond theme Skyfall.

"I'm pleased as punch!" said the star on receiving her latest prize. "Trust me to officially have an EGO."

The 34-year-old posed with her latest statue in a pair of Instagram photos, adding a laughing emoji to her message.

One Night Only won the Emmy for best outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) at Sunday night's Creative Emmy Awards - which precedes the main Emmys ceremony next week.

The show combined a warts-and-all Oprah Winfrey interview with a performance at Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory, attended by stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ava DuVernay, Selena Gomez, Drake, Kris Jenner and Ellen DeGeneres.

It won four other prizes at the Emmys, for direction, sound mixing, lighting design and camerawork.

"Big up to everyone involved," said Adele. "@griffithobservatory thank you for letting me sing up on your mountain and big love to all the other nominees."

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Those other contenders were Dave Chappelle's controversial comedy special The Closer, the much-hyped Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Norm Macdonald's Nothing Special and One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga.

Adele's show was one of five shows to win five prizes at the weekend ceremony, alongside Stranger Things, Euphoria, The White Lotus and Peter Jackson's four-part Beatles documentary Get Back.

The latter also moves Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr one step closer to EGOT status - needing just a Tony Award to complete the collection.

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Eminem also became an EGO, thanks to his participation in this year's Super Bowl Halftime Show, which picked up three awards, including one for outstanding live variety special.

RuPaul won a seventh consecutive Emmy for hosting his reality juggernaut RuPaul's Drag Race. That brings his total of trophies to 12 - the most for any black performer in Emmy history.