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John Legend Signs on as Coach for Season 16 of “The Voice”



John Legend Signs on as Coach for Season 16 of “The Voice”

Just days after his prestigious EGOT recognition, John Legend has now joined season 16 of “The Voice” as a coach.

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Variety confirms John Legend will take the spot of upcoming season fifteen coach, Jennifer Hudson when the show returns for Season 16 this spring. He will be joined by previous coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton along with host Carson Daly.

“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of ‘The Voice’,” he gushed. “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.”

Shortly after Legend added EGOT to his list of accomplishments, he won an Emmy for his producer role in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” which won best live variety special. The EGOT acronym is used for those who have taken home an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. He is the first black man to do so.

His Oscar award was earned with his original song entitled “Glory” that was featured on the “Selma” film soundtrack. He raked up another reputable award with his Tony win as a producer for August Wilson’s “Jitney” that won for Best Revival of a Play. If that wasn’t enough, John has earned a total of 10 Grammy Awards during the span of his career.

“The Voice” will kick of season 15 on Monday, September 24th airing on NBC.

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