John Legend is joining “The Voice”.
The newly minted EGOT holder, 39, will replace Jennifer Hudson as a coach for the upcoming 16th season.
Legend will join longtime judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson who joined the singing competition two years ago.
“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,” Legend said.
Hudson, who coached season 13 and 15’s contestants will not return for the spring’s 16th season.
“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure,” said Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC. “His multi-dimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists. This coaching panel is sure to ignite season 16.”
Season 15 of “The Voice” will premiere Sept. 24.