Adam Levine Leaving “The Voice” After 16 Seasons; Replaced by Gwen Stefani

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The time has come for Adam Levine to move on. Although it was already announced that Adam would be returning for season 17 of The Voice with fellow coaches, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and John Legend, the singer has had a change of plans.

The news came straight from the host of The Voice, Carson Daly on the Today show Friday morning (May 24).

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“We’ve got a big announcement from The Voice to make this morning,” Carson began. “After 16 seasons Adam Levine our beloved coach and friend has decided to leave ‘The Voice.’ Adam was one of the original coaches that launched the show, winning the competitions three times an inspiring many of the artists that he worked so closely with over the years.”

As Adam departs The Voice, the show had to come up with another artist to fill the chair he will be vacating. They didn’t have to look far. In fact, the new coach was already in the family. Gwen Stefani, who coached in seasons 7,9 and 12, will return to take Adam’s place. The Voice is where Gwen met her boyfriend Blake Shelton and the two have been going strong for almost 4 years now.

Adam ended season 16 with not contestants in the final round along with Kelly Clarkson. Blake had 3 finalists and John Legend had 1. John went on to win season 16 with Maelyn Jarmon on his first season as judge.

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Congratulations to Adam as he moves on to other things. He will be missed. The new season 17 coach lineup now includes, Blake Shelton, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani.

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