The Voice

John Legend

Coach Bio

John Legend serves as a coach on Season 17 of the four-time Emmy Award-winning competition series "The Voice."

Legend, an EGOT-winning, critically acclaimed, multiplatinum singer-songwriter, has garnered 10 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award, among others. He is the first African-American male to earn an EGOT and one of only 15 people in the prestigious club. 

Legend has released six albums over the course of his career - "Get Lifted" (2004), "Once Again" (2006), "Evolver" (2008), "Love in the Future" (2013), "Darkness and Light" (2016) and "A Legendary Christmas" (2018).

Legend played the title role in NBC's 2018 special "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," for which he won an Emmy as a producer, and he was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Beyond his music career, Legend, along with partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius, is a principal in the Get Lifted Film Co., which executive produced IFC's sketch comedy show "Sherman's Showcase," the HBO documentaries "Southern Rites" and "United Skates," WGN America's series "Underground" and films such as "Southside With You" and "La La Land." Upcoming projects include the series "Rhythm + Flow" and David E. Talbert's holiday film "Jingle Jangle," both on Netflix. 

As a philanthropist, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 to change the national conversation surrounding our country's criminal justice policies and to end mass incarceration.

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