John Legend Joins ‘The Voice’ Season 16 as Its Newest Coach
John Legend is joining fellow musical superstars Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton as one of the coaches on the four-time Emmy-winning musical competition series.
“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, in a statement. “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.”
Legend will make his debut in Spring 2019 and can’t wait to provide guidance to a fresh crop of up-and-coming stars.
He said in a statement: “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’s lists of accomplishments is nothing short of spectacular — he won a producing Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, won an Oscar in 2015 for his original song “Glory” (co-written by Common) from the hit movie Selma, he has 10 Grammys, and took home a Tony Award in 2017 as producer of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which won for Best Revival of a Play.
This September, the NBC series premieres with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton.
The Voice, Season 15 Premiere, Monday, Sept. 24, 8/7c, NBC