Gwen Stefani Is Returning To ‘The Voice’ For Season 19

Gwen Stefani is returning to The Voice for the upcoming season, NBC confirmed on Tuesday (June 16). Taking the place…


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June 16, 2020


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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Gwen Stefani is returning to The Voice for the upcoming season, NBC confirmed on Tuesday (June 16).

Taking the place of Nick Jonas, Stefani returns to the hit show for her fifth full season as a coach. She also previously appeared as a part-time advisor to Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton during seasons 8 and 10 respectively.

Joining Stefani on the upcoming season are Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.

Shelton, who is the only original coach remaining on the cast, recently celebrated another Team Blake win when contestant Todd Tilghman won season 18 in May. Previous Team Blake winners include Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sundance Head and Chloe Kohanski. Shelton holds the title of the most wins for any coach on The Voice.

Stefani and Shelton first connected on the popular show when Stefani joined for season seven. They began dating in 2015 and have been attached at the hip ever since.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.