John Legend Joins ‘The Voice’ As a Coach for Season 16
Legend, who achieved EGOT status this past weekend after winning an Emmy as a producer for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” will appear on the show’s upcoming spring cycle, joining returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, and host Carson Daly. He replaces Jennifer Hudson, who serves as coach on Season 15, which premieres Sept. 24.
“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “His multi-dimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists. This coaching panel is sure to ignite season 16.”
“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of ‘The Voice.’ I’ve been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times and I’m so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL,” Legend said.