JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT -- Rehearsal --Pictured: John Legend as Jesus -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
“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 in a statement.
“John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure,” Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “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.”
Legend won an Oscar in 2015 for his original song “Glory” (co-written with Common) from the movie Selma. He took home a Tony Award in 2017 as producer of August Wilson‘s Jitney, and has won 10 Grammy Awards to date.
Season 15 of The Voice kicks off on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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