John Legend To Replace Jennifer Hudson As ‘The Voice"s Season 16 Coach"

Lewis Collier
September 14, 2018

The EGOT victor said as much on Twitter on Thursday, retweeting an article about his addition to the cast of the singing competition.

Legend will take over the spot now held by Jennifer Hudson, who will serve as a coach on Season 15, which debuts on September 24.

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

John Legend is joining "The Voice". I have been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times and I am so excited to discover talented singers and help them make the most of their gift.

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Legend will join longtime judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson who joined the singing competition two years ago. The 16th season is set to air from Spring, 2019. "I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL", he tweeted on Thursday.

After scoring a Creative Arts Emmy on Sunday for his role as an executive producer on Jesus Christ Superstar, Legend has officially scored an EGOT (winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony). Legend has also won 10 Grammy Awards throughout his career. He also became the second-youngest person to accomplish the feat. He previously won an Oscar in for his original song "Glory" (co-written by Common) from the movie "Selma".

It remains to be seen who Legend will team up with during his time on the show in the spring.

"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".

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