John Legend is on a roll. The musician made history last weekend by nabbing the final trophy the coveted “EGOT”—an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. The singer and actor took home an Emmy in Los Angeles for producing the best variety special winner, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. At 39, Legend is one of the youngest winners in history and the first African-American man to win the EGOT. Now, he’s been named the newest coach of NBC’s The Voice, bringing an exceptional—and intimidating—resume to the singing competition.
Legend has previously appeared on The Voice as a guest performer and sang a duet of his hit single, “Love Me Now,” with finalist Wé McDonald in 2016. He’s also mentored past contestants, giving him a familiarity with the ins and outs of the long-running reality show.
The performer announced he was thrilled to join the show according to E!, “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.” Well, we aren’t ready—no one is ready for #TeamJL—but we’re willing. Super willing.
Legend will join the all-star cast of returning judges Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine for Season 16, airing in 2019. The Voice resumes with Season 15—no John Legend yet—on Monday, September 24.