Fresh off his Emmy win for his role in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live,” John Legend has announced he will be a coach on the upcoming 16th season of “The Voice” in the spring. The R&B superstar will join returning coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Kelly Clarkson in the big red chairs.
Legend has had an unbelievably successful and busy last few years, and just last week he became the youngest, and first African American, “EGOT” (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner. With plenty of new ventures in the works across music and film, Legend will have a chance to nurture new young talent with his upcoming role on “The Voice.”
“I’m thrilled to join the coaches of ‘The Voice.’ 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,” said John Legend.
Later this fall, the crooner will release his first-ever Christmas album, which is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq and will include some classic holiday covers along with 5 original songs.
“I feel like my voice is made for Christmas,” he told Real 92.3. “It has that sound, we can do the classic songs but we did some new songs too. I love Christmas music, I grew up just singing around the piano with my family so this really takes me back to those moments.”
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