The Voice's expert coaches

19 May 2020
How much do you really know about the coaches on The Voice?
The Voice S18 Article The expert coaches

The Voice returns to our screens at the end of May for its eighteenth season, a phenomenal feat by any standard. We take a look at this year's coaches, welcoming back stalwarts and a fresh new face alike. This year, musician Nick Jonas takes his seat alongside musical heavyweights John Legend, Blake Shelton, and Kelly Clarkson as a coach on The Voice.

Here are a few things that you may not know about them.

  • Blake Shelton

Birthdate: 18 June 1976
Middle name: Tollison
The Voice winners he has coached: Chloe Kohanski, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sundance Head, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, and Jermaine Paul.
Some of his accolades:
He was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for "God's Country" at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Over his musical career spanning almost two decades, he has walked away with the Country Music Association Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year five times.
Did you know? He owns various Ole Red establishments, a string of entertainment-themed restaurants and bars.

  • Kelly Clarkson

Birthdate: 24 April 1982
Middle name: Brianne
The Voice winner she has coached: Season 17's Jake Hoot.
Some of her accolades: Three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and many more.
Did you know? She has a her own talk show, aptly called The Kelly Clarkson Show, which also airs on M-Net at 16:50 weekdays.

  • John Legend

Birthdate: 28 December 1978
Middle name: Roger (His full name is John Roger Stephens)
The Voice winner he has coached: Season 16's Maelyn Jarmon.
Some of his accolades: An Academy Award, 11 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award, amongst others.
Did you know? He took the lead in the 2018 musical special Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on which he was also the Emmy-winning producer. He was also nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie that year.

  • Nick Jonas

Birthdate: 16 September 1992
Middle name: Jerry (His full name is Nicholas Jerry Jonas)
The Voice winner he has coached: N/A
Some of his accolades: He has walked away with the Songwriters Hall of Fame's prestigious Hal David Starlight Award.
Did you know? He is married to Priyanka Chopra, who took the Miss World title in 2000 and launched her acting career in Bollywood. She is fast becoming a household name elsewhere.

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