Adam Levine is leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons


Adam Levine is bidding farewell to “The Voice” after 16 seasons.

Carson Daly, the singing competition show’s host, made the announcement on the “Today” show Friday, saying: “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 competition three times and inspiring many of the artists that he worked so closely with over the years … He’ll always be a cherished member of the ‘Voice’ family and, of course, we wish him nothing but the best.”

Gwen Stefani, who worked as a coach on the NBC show for a handful of seasons, will be coming back for the upcoming 17th season to replace Levine. She’ll join returning coaches John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, Stefani’s boyfriend whom she met on the show.

Levine, 40, was a coach when the show premiered in 2011, working alongside Shelton, CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera.