John Legend to replace Jennifer Hudson in season 16 of 'The Voice'
Fans will still get to see Jennifer Hudson judge the season 15 of 'The Voice' which is all set to premiere on NBC on September 24.
'The Voice' is getting a new coach for season 16. NBC just announced that the newly minted EGOT winner John Legend is set to join the reality show as the new coach for the season coming next year. He will be replacing award-winning singer Jenifer Hudson, who we'll be seeing in the forthcoming season 15, premiering September, 24.
“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “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.”
Legend will be taking a seat on the notable red chairs when the show returns in the winter of 2019. “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,” Legend said.
JUST ANNOUNCED: New member of the exclusive EGOT club @johnlegend is joining @NBCTheVoice as a Coach for Season 16 in spring 2019, joining @kelly_clarkson @adamlevine @blakeshelton! #thevoice pic.twitter.com/OaQ771kbk3— Brad Luck @ ONA #ONA18 (@BradLuckNBC) September 13, 2018
With his Emmy win this past Sunday as producer of 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,' which took home the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Legend joins an exclusive EGOT club that had only 12 members before Sunday. He is also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,' with the winner announced at this Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.
Legend also won a Tony Award in 2017 as producer of August Wilson’s 'Jitney,' which won for Best Revival of a Play; and has won 10 Grammy Awards. He has also released five studio albums and began his impressive Grammy run in 2006 when he won Best New Artist for his debut release 'Get Lifted,' which captured Best R&B Album. 'Get Lifted,' along with each of his next three albums – 'Once Again,' 'Evolver' and 'Love in the Future' – reached the Top 5 in album sales on the Billboard charts and achieved gold status.
Season 15 of 'The Voice' will air on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton.