John Legend joining The Voice

John Legend is joining 'The Voice'.

The 'Love Me Now' hitmaker will join as season 16 as a new coach on the NBC show.

He said in a statement: "I'm thrilled to join the coaches of The Voice. 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."

Whilst Paul Telegdy, president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, added: "John Legend is a one-of-a-kind musician and producer with remarkable skills that are beyond measure. His multi-dimensional career and incredible talents provide a repertoire that will excite and inspire our artists. This coaching panel is sure to ignite season 16."

John considers his projects carefully now he is a father to Luna, two, and Miles, three months.

He said: "We also make some decisions about how to budget our time based on the fact that we're parents now, and there are some things that I would've said yes to before that I say no to now. And there are some choices that I'll make now that I wouldn't have made before.

"I'm excited that we're in the position where we can bring [Luna] on tour so that'll be fun. I'm in a position where we can make things happen to make sure she's around us as much as possible. Diapers on the bus, a crib on the bus - a long way from my bachelor days."