NBC Has Already Confirmed Which Singing Legend Is Joining Season 16 As A Coach

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Season 15 of The Voice hasn’t even begun to air yet, and NBC is already looking ahead to season 16!

For season 15, audiences will see longtime coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine joined by Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson, but there is a minor shakeup coming with Variety confirming that John Legend will be pulling up a coach’s chair for season 16!

According to the outlet, Legend will be replacing Jennifer Hudson.

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

Meanwhile, the incredible singer also took to his Twitter to retweet the article confirming the news, simply writing, “So excited!”

Joining The Voice is just another thing to add to the 39-year-old’s already very impressive resume.

Just recently, he became one of the elite few who have won an EGOT, or those who have won an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award. Legend cinched his EGOT with an Emmy win this past Sunday as a producer of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” which took home the award for best live variety special. He previously won an Oscar in for his original song “Glory” (co-written by Common) from the movie “Selma. His Tony win came in 2017 as producer of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which won for Best Revival of a Play. Legend has also won 10 Grammy Awards throughout his career.

With John Legend being the 13th coach to ever try out his skills of guiding aspiring artists to stardom, it will be interesting to see where he falls among the best and worst who have sat in a coach’s chair so far.

The Voice: All 12 Coaches Ranked From Worst To Best

12. Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green was one of the original coaches of the series, and although he was a coach for four seasons from season one to three and returned for season five, he is mostly unmemorable. When it comes to Green’s time as a coach there were very few stand-out moments and he seemed to steal the spotlight from his team with his own crazy outfits. The closest he came to winning was in season two when Juliet Simms placed as the runner-up behind winner Jermaine Paul, but that was the extent of Green’s success on The Voice.

Source: Billboard


11. Jennifer Hudson

Before Kelly Clarkson joined The Voice, another American Idol star took a seat in the coach’s chair. Jennifer Hudson joined The Voice for season 13, but beginner’s luck was not with her. While she had some great leadership and advice for her competitors, it wasn’t enough to keep up with Team Adam, Team Blake and Team Miley. In the end Hudson’s team was the only one without someone in the finals, but fans would certainly love to see her come back, share her wisdom with more aspiring singers and try again as a coach.