John Legend wearing a suit and tie© Offered by The Hollywood Reporter

John Legend in, Jennifer Hudson out.

Legend, contemporary off his Emmy win for his function in Jesus Christ Famous person Stay,has joined NBC’s The Voice as a coach for its upcoming 16th season within the spring. Legend will be a part of the panel with returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Hudson, who coached the 13th and upcoming 15th season of the NBC singing competitors, will not be returning. Carson Daly will once more return as host.

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Legend, sources say, got here to NBC with a need to be on The Voice. Together with his Emmy for Jesus Christ Famous person Stay, he is now a brand new member of the uncommon EGOT membership, having gained 10 Grammys, an Oscar (for the unique tune “Glory,” from Selma) and a Tony (for co-producing Jitney).

“I am thrilled to hitch the coaches of The Voice. I have been a visitor and mentor on the present a number of instances, and I am so excited to find gifted singers and assist them benefit from their present. I hope the world is prepared for #TeamJL,” Legend stated in a press release.

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Clarkson has been a coach on The Voice since season 14. She first appearedin season two as a part-time adviser, returning in season 13 in the identical function. Levine and Shelton have been coaches because the present premiered in 2011.

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“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with exceptional abilities which can be past measure,” stated Paul Telegdy, president of the choice and actuality group at NBC. “His multidimensional profession and unimaginable skills present a repertoire that may excite and encourage our artists. This teaching panel is certain to ignite season 16.”

Legend is repped by WME and Del Shaw.


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