Pharrell Williams Replacing Cee Lo Green on ‘The Voice’

Mar 31, 2014 4:46pm
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Get happy, because Pharrell Williams is joining “The Voice.”

NBC announced that Williams has signed on as a coach for the upcoming seventh season of the musical competition series following Cee Lo Green‘s exit last month.

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“It’s been a huge year for Pharrell, with recognition for his contribution in the world of music — the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise soundtracks, his Oscar-nominated song ‘Happy’ and his Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk on the breakout dance hit ‘Get Lucky.’ His dominance in record sales in 2014, coupled with his incomparable accomplishments in the world of fashion and design, make him an irresistible addition to ‘The Voice’ family,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president for alternative and late night programming, said in a press release.

Williams previously served as a guest mentor to Usher and his team of competitors during season four, and performed the song “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke on the show last May.

“I am thrilled to have Pharrell come back to ‘The Voice’ family, and this time … as a coach,” executive producer Mark Burnett said. “Continuing in ‘The Voice’ tradition of having the biggest and most current music stars as coaches, Pharrell fits perfectly.”

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The rest of the coaches line-up has yet to be confirmed.

The Hollywood Reporter said Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton, who have been with the show from the beginning, are still working out their schedules with NBC.

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