The Voice has just added an EGOT to its lineup.
John Legend, who recently earned that coveted EGOT status (winning awards from the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and Tonys), will be joining the singing competition show as a coach in its 16th season. The announcement was made by NBC on Thursday (September 13).
The 39-year-old singer will be replacing Jennifer Hudson, who is coaching in The Voice’s upcoming 15th season. He will be joining returning coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and Adam Levine.
In a statement, John said of being part of The Voice:
“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.”
Paul Telegdy, President of the Alternative and Reality Group at NBC, added:
“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure. 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.”
Are you excited for #TeamJL???