Everything Blake Shelton Has Said About Why He’s Leaving ‘The Voice’

“It’s been a hell of a ride throughout these 12 years of chair turns,” he continued, “and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the authors, musicians, crew, and catering people, you’re the greatest.”

Shelton began season one as an assistant coach alongside Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green. The Maroon 5 frontman and Shelton coached until Levine’s departure in season 16. Since then, numerous performers have occupied the red seats, including Nick Jonas, Shakira, and his wife, Gwen Stefani, whom he met on the program.