John Legend is joining NBC’s The Voice as a coach for the show’s 16th season that starts in the spring of 2019. Legend will take over the spot currently held by Jennifer Hudson, who will serve as a coach on Season 15, which debuts Monday, Sept. 24. Legend joins returning coaches Kelly ClarksonAdam Levine and Blake Shelton, and host Carson Daly. “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.”
The news comes just days after Legend joined the distinguished group of EGOT winners (Emmy, Oscar, Grammy & Tony Award). Legend, who already has 10 Grammy Awards on his mantel, solidified his EGOT status with an Emmy win last Sunday as a producer of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, which took home the Emmy 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.”