Legend will take over Jennifer Hudson’s swivel chair in Season 16 of the singing competition, joining Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.
“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,” Legend told The Hollywood Reporter , which broke the news of his coaching gig. “I hope the world is ready for #TeamJL.”
After winning an Emmy at the Creative Arts ceremony earlier this month, Legend became the first African-American man — and one of the youngest people ever — to snag an EGOT. (That is, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.)
The Voice resumes with Season 15 on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c.