Adam Levine is exiting The Voice after 16 seasons on the singing competition.
Host Carson Daly announced the news on Friday’s Today show. Levine was an original coach and has been on every season of the NBC show since 2011.
The singer has won three seasons with Javier Colon (season 1), Tessanne Chin (season 5) and Jordan Smith (season 9).
“After 16 seasons, Adam Levine, our beloved coach and friend, has decided to leave The Voice,” Daly said. “Adam was one of the original coaches that launched the show, winning the competition three times and inspiring many of the artists he worked closely with over the years.”
“Of course, many viewers will miss his frenemy relationship with Blake Shelton. He will always be a cherished member of The Voice family. We wish him nothing but the best.”
Daly also revealed that Gwen Stefani is set to take Levine’s place for season 17.
“With Adam’s departure you might be wondering, ‘Well, who’s going to be sitting in that coveted big, giant red chair?’” Daly said. “And I’m happy to share this morning that Gwen Stefani will be returning for season 17. Gwen has sat in the chair before. She met her current boyfriend, Blake Shelton, through the show and we’re looking forward to having Gwen back.”
The Voice is set to return this fall.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 24, 2019