Pharrell Williams To Coach on The Voice Season Seven
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.31.2014
He'll replace Cee Lo Green ...
The Voice is getting "Happy" in season seven. NBC has announced that Pharrell Williams will be a coach for the seventh season of the reality singing competition, which will air this fall. Pharrell is replacing Cee Lo Green, who revealed last month that he is leaving the show to focus on music and his development deal at NBC.
NBC executive Paul Telegdy said in the announcement, "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. He has already made a considerable impact as a mentor, drawing on an impressive track record as both a producer and performer. It is a perfect fit for The Voice as we evolve and reach for new heights with this franchise. It feels like we are welcoming an existing family member home."
He has served on the show as a guest mentor, back during season four. The rest of the coaches' line-up will be confirmed later but is expected to include Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera. The seventh season begins in the fall.