Adam Levine, the front man for Maroon 5, has been on the hit NBC music competition The Voice since its inception back in 2011. Sitting in his iconic spinning red chair, Levine has been a staple on the show alongside Blake Shelton and Carson Daly who have also been with the series since its debut. Now, the Girls Like You singer has announced he’s stepping down from his role as a coach starting with season 17 this fall.
Daly made the announcement this morning on NBC’s Today during the Pop Start segment. During the segment, it was also announced that Gwen Stefani, a past Voice coach and current girlfriend of Shelton, will be taking his place. Both John Legend and Kelly Clarkson will be returning next season.
While it wasn’t the most successful run for any Voice coach, Levine did manage to snag a few wins before his departure. He coached Javier Colon who took home the top prize in season one, Tessanne Chin who won in season five, and most recently Jordan Smith who was crowned The Voice in season nine.
It isn’t clear if Levine will ever return to the show in the future, but Daly did mention during his announcement this morning that Adam “will always be a cherished member of The Voice family, and of course we wish him nothing but the best.” Perhaps a guest appearance or two may occur?