John Legend Joins NBC’s The Voice as a Coach

What do you call the youngest man and first African American male ever to earn an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony award? You call him a Legend. John Legend, to be precise. And, on season 16 of NBC’s The Voice, hopeful singers will call him “coach.”  

The All Of Me singer has signed on to be a coach alongside three-time guest coach and fan favorite, Kelly Clarkson. Regular coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will also return for the upcoming season. Season 16 of The Voice is sure to be an exciting one packed with incredible performances from contestants and judges alike.

The Voice is no stranger to awards. The show has already achieved three straight Emmy wins for outstanding reality competition TV show. The show is competing for a fourth straight win in the same category TONIGHT at the 70th annual Emmy Awards.

39-year old Legend won his first Emmy for co-producing NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. He won the award for best live variety special. He’s also up for another Emmy tonight for best actor in a limited series or movie (for Jesus Christ Superstar).

Legend has racked up a stunning 10 Grammy awards throughout his career. His Oscar win came from his original song “Glory,” written for the movie Selma. His Tony win was for his role as a producer of the play Jitney, which won Best Revival Play.

When asked about joining The Voice, John was very enthusiastic.

“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice. I’ve been a guest and mentor on the show multiple times. 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.”

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