EGOT icon John Legend replaces Jennifer Hudson on The Voice US

John Legend will be joining US in 2019.

The Ordinary People singer takes over from Jennifer Hudson on the singing competition for the show’s 15th season.

‘I’m thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice,’ Legend said.

‘I’ve been a guest and a 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’.

He joins current judges Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

The world is definitely ready for #TeamJL after the singer .

EGOT refers to a performer who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony.

At 39, John has become the youngest ever person to do so, as well as being the first black man ever.

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John took home an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for his role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, in which he played Jesus Christ.

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John won a Tony award in 2017 for Best Revival Of A Play for his producing work on Jitney; while he and Common won the 2015 Oscar for Best Original Song for Glory, from the Selma soundtrack.

And he has plenty of Grammys to choose from to round out the EGOT – 10 to be exact, his first being in 2006 for Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B album, with his latest being for Glory in 2016.

Just 14 other people have achieved EGOT status in history – Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mick Nichols, Scott Rudin and Robert Lopez.

The Voice US starts 24 September

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