John Legend Joins 'The Voice' as Coach for Season 16

Postado Setembro 14, 2018

Fresh off an Emmy Award win, John Legend is sticking with television and becoming a coach on NBC's "The Voice".

According to Variety, John Legend is set to take over Jennifer Hudson's coaching seat following season 15, which airs on September 24.

"I'm thrilled to join the coaches of 'The Voice, '" Legend said of the announcement.

The news comes just days after Legend joined the distinguished group of EGOT winners, or those who have won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award. Legend will join Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson as the fourth coach for season 16 this spring. "His multi-dimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists".

The move isn't particularly surprising, considering Legend is essentially NBC's golden child after his work on the live TV musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" earlier this year. "I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL", Legend said.

"The Voice was television's #1 alternative series last season in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, with the show's Monday edition winning its timeslot among the broadcast networks in every key ratings measure". The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.