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John Legend joining ‘The Voice’

Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 9/14/2018, 9:41 a.m.
John Legend, who just became the first Black man to...
John Legend

John Legend, who just became the first Black man to receive the EGOT designation (which means he’s won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony), will be joining “The Voice” as a coach during the singing competition’s 16th season early next year. He will replace Jennifer Hudson, who will be on the panel this upcoming season with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson, reports Variety. “I’m thrilled to join the coaches of ‘The Voice’,” Legend said. “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 news comes just days after Legend received the EGOT status. Legend cinched his EGOT with an Emmy win this past Sunday as a producer of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” which took home the award for best live variety special. He previously won an Oscar for his original song “Glory” (co-written by Common) from the movie “Selma.” His Tony win came in 2017 as producer of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which won for Best Revival of a Play. Legend has also won 10 Grammy Awards throughout his career, which began with the hit “Ordinary People.”