John Legend Will Have His Own Spinning Red Chair In Season 16 Of “The Voice”

All of me loves all of this news.

John Legend just recently became the youngest and first black man to win an EGOT. And now, he’s earned a seat in one of NBC’s four spinning red chairs. The All of Me singer is bringing his talents—and his EGOT—to The Voice as the show’s new coach for Season 16.

“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of @nbcthevoice,” he announced on his social media. “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 gifts. I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL,” he wrote.

John will be taking over coaching duties for Jennifer Hudson in season 16—premiering in 2019—alongside returning coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and the wonderfully earnest Kelly Clarkson.

And though the iconic Dream Girl won’t be a part of season 16, you can still see her in the upcoming season, which premieres Monday September 24 on NBC.

The exciting news comes just days after John Legend made history adding a Creative Emmy for his work in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert to his already extensive collection of awards, which so far, include 10 Grammys, an Oscar for Best Original Song Glory, and a Tony for his work as co-producer of Jitney.

So Blake, Adam, Kelly—you better watch out!


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