CHER, Ed Sheeran & Miguel Among Advisors Set for New Season of NBC's THE VOICE
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NBC's "The Voice" coaches have chosen multi-platinum singer-songwriters as their respective advisers for the upcoming fifth season.
Aguilera (@xtina), Levine (@adamlevine), Green (@ceelogreen) and Shelton (@blakeshelton) represent a reunification of the original "Voice" coaches who appeared on the series for its first three seasons. Carson Daly (@carsondaly) once again returns as host.
"The Voice" was last season's #1 unscripted series in adults 18-49, averaging a 5.2 rating with its Monday edition. That marked the first time in 10 years any series had topped Fox's "American Idol" for that distinction. The June 18 "Voice" finale attracted the biggest overall audience (15.6 million viewers) to date for a "Voice" season-ender.
The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, President, Late Night and Alternative Programming, NBC Entertainment.
"This group of wildly successful musicians will add their distinctive talents to their respective teams," said Telegdy. "I know Christina, Adam, CeeLo and Blake are very much looking forward to having them come aboard."
A winner of an Oscar ("Moonstruck"), Emmy ("Cher: The Farewell Tour"), Grammy ("Believe") and three Golden Globes ("The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour," "Silkwood," "Moonstruck"), Cher has been an entertainment icon for nearly 50 years.
Cher is the only artist to have a No. 1 single on the Billboard pop charts in each of the last six decades. Her l998 single, "Believe," reached No. 1 worldwide, selling more than 30 million units. Her 325-show "Living Proof" tour (2003-05) played to more than three million fans and is the most successful tour by any female artist.
The current single, "Woman's World," was No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Play Charts and her new album, "Closer to the Truth," which was her first in over a decade, is scheduled to be released on Sept. 24. Cher will also perform Sept. 23 on NBC's "Today" show.
Ed SHeeran (@edsheeran)
Masterfully blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, British native Ed SHeeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 22-year-old's breakthrough debut album "+" features the worldwide SMASH "The A-Team," which has also been certified 2x-platinum in the U.S. and was nominated for Song of the Year at the most recent Grammy Awards.
His ever-growing Stateside fan base has resulted in back-to-back sold-out headlining tours of North America and he is currently hitting arenas and stadiums around the country as main support on Taylor Swift's North American "Red" Tour. Sheeran recently announced a pair of fall headlining shows at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden, which both sold out in a matter of minutes.
Ryan Tedder (@onerepublic)
Ryan Tedder is the founder of superband OneRepublic and producer of artists such as Adele, Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Maroon 5 and Carrie Underwood. He has sold over 130 million records worldwide and has held over 75 #1 chart positions across the globe. The six-time Grammy nominee took home his first Grammy for Album of the Year award at the 2012 Grammy Awards for his two songs on Adele's "21."