John Legend performs before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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John Legend Will Be a Coach on Season 16 of ‘The Voice'

September 14, 2018

By Erin Thibeau

John Legend will be a judge on season 16 of "The Voice" this spring. 

The 39-year-old singer is replacing Jennifer Hudson, a coach on the 15th season, which premieres on September 24, Us Weekly reports.

“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice,” Legend said in a press release on Thursday. “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 singer is fresh off a win at the Emmy Awards for his role in "Jesus Christ Superstar," where he became the first black man (and the youngest person ever) to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Related: John Legend Scores EGOT

Legend will join returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on "The Voice," hosted by Carson Daly.

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