'The Voice' adds John Legend as coach for Season 16

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He mastered "Jesus Christ Superstar," but is John Legend ready to tackle "John Legend 'Voice' Coach?"

That's the question as NBC announced Wednesday that Legend, a newly crowned EGOT winner, will be joining "The Voice" as a coach in spring 2019 for the show's 16th season.

"I'm thrilled to join the coaches of 'The Voice,'" Legend said in a statement the network released. "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 is joining a lineup of coaches boasting Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The "All of Me" singer is replacing Jennifer Hudson, who served as a coach in Season 13 and will return for Season 15, which will premiere Sept. 24.

Legend is one of the most decorated artists to serve as a coach in the show's history. Legend won an Emmy on Sunday as a producer on "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," a Tony in 2017 for co-producing a revival of August Wilson's "Jitney," an Oscar in 2015 for co-writing best song "Glory," as well as amassing an astounding 10 Grammys throughout his career thus far.

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