John Legend Joins The Voice as a Coach for Season 16
Legend will be replacing host Jennifer Hudson and joining Kelly Clarkson and long-running hosts Adam Levine and Blake Shelton
The EGOT has landed!
“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice.,” Legend said in a press release about the exciting news.
“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,” he added.
Legend previously appeared on the show as an advisor to Levine’s team in 2017.
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The “All of Me” singer’s exciting news comes just days after Legend became one of the youngest people — and first African-American male — to achieve EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) status.
Legend, 39, won his first Emmy for co-producing NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live.
Following the ceremony, the musician told reporters that his wife Chrissy Teigen inspires him every day — and he wouldn’t be surprised to see her walk away with a few Emmys of her own.
“We inspire each other,” he explained. “She inspires my songs, she inspires me to want to be a better husband and a better father. We support each other fully in everything that we do. I root for her in her career and everything she’s doing. And I expect that she’ll be up here winning Emmys herself for all the awesome work that she does.”
Legend, who played Jesus in the NBC live production, is also nominated for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie, which will be announced during the Primetime Emmys next week.