Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato & More to Perform on Season Finale of THE VOICE
Superstar recording artists Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, N.E.R.D., Charlie Puth, Sia and season 12 winner Chris Blue are set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, Dec. 19 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE.
One of the four finalists - Addison Agen from Team Adam, Chloe Kohanski from Team Blake, Red Marlow from Team Blake and Brooke Simpson from Team Miley - will be crowned the winner of "The Voice."
Additionally, the exciting season finale of "The Voice" will feature an array of musical collaborations. This season's Top 8 artists will perform with musicians across all genres. Noah Mac will accompany Bastille and perform "World Gone Mad," a topical new single from "Bright: The Album." Additionally, Vince Gill will perform "When I Call Your Name" with Red Marlow; Billy Idol will perform "White Wedding" with Chloe Kohanski; Jessie J will perform "Not My Ex" from her upcoming album "R.O.S.E." with Davon Fleming; Norah Jones will perform "Don't Know Why" with Addison Agen; and Bebe Rexha will perform "Meant to Be" with Adam Cunningham and Keisha Renee; and Sia will perform "Titanium" with Brooke Simpson.
Grammy Award-winning superstar and season 13 key adviser Kelly Clarkson will return to "The Voice" stage with the television debut performance of her song "Medicine" from her recently released eighth studio album, "Meaning of Life." Clarkson earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit single "Love So Soft." She joins Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as a coach on season 14 of "The Voice," which premieres Monday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer, songwriter, actress, advocate, philanthropist and businesswoman Demi Lovato will perform her new single, "Tell Me You Love Me," the title track to her latest album of the same name. The music video for "Tell Me You Love Me" has accumulated more than 40 million views.
The funk rock band N.E.R.D., led by former "Voice" coach Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley, will perform their latest single, "Lemon," from their forthcoming album.
Multi-platinum and multiple Grammy Award-nominated artist, songwriter and producer Charlie Puth will perform his new single "How Long" from his highly anticipated sophomore album "Voicenotes," which is slated for 2018.
International icon, nine-time Grammy Award nominee, and multi-platinum selling artist, songwriter, and hit maker Sia will perform her ballad "Snowman," from her first-ever holiday album "Everyday is Christmas," which was released in November 2017.
Last season's victorious coach Alicia Keys will also make a special appearance ahead of her spring 2018 return as a "Voice" coach to introduce singer, songwriter and season 12 winner Chris Blue, who will perform his brand new single, "Blue Blood Blues," live for the first time. He triumphantly emerged as the season 12 winner on Team Alicia Keys, and, week after week, captured the hearts of millions with his combination of raw vocal talent, heartfelt honesty and brave vulnerability.
Released today via Republic Records, Chris Blue's debut single "Blue Blood Blues" is a deeply personal anthem about triumph in the face of adversity, and it properly introduces his unique genre-blending style of pop, soul and R&B. "Blue Blood Blues" heralds the arrival of Blue's forthcoming 2018 full-length debut, due out soon. Alicia Keys will also be the creative director of his upcoming debut album.
U.K. band Bastille made its debut in 2013 with the album Bad Blood, which entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1. It has since sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles. The global hit "Pompeii" was certified 5x Platinum in the U.S., where it topped Billboard's Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. The singles "Bad Blood" and "Flaws" were certified Gold. Bastille won a BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act and received two Grammy® nominations and two AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS nominations. Rolling Stone hailed Bastille as "Brit pop's new crown princes" upon the release of the band's second album, "Wild World," which retained the vivid, filmic songwriting of its predecessor, but pushed the band's unique sound in new directions. In the U.K., "Wild World" debuted at No. 1 on the album chart and the first single, "Good Grief," topped Apple Music's Hot Tracks chart and the Shazam chart. The band returns to the road with the extensive "Wild, Wild World Tour." Founded by Dan Smith (vocalist/songwriter), Bastille's line-up is completed by Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards).
ABOUT CHRIS BLUE
The youngest of seven children born among very humble beginnings in Polk County, Fla., Chris Blue devoted his entire life to music. He went from the Blue Family at three years old to the Blue Brothers and to a burgeoning solo career by the age of 20, sharing the stage with everyone from Kirk Franklin and Hezekiah Walker, to Fred Hammond and Mary Mary, as well as performing across the U.S., Virgin Islands, Jamaica, and the U.K. In the midst of a promising solo career, the love of his life received a bone marrow cancer diagnosis, flatlined and Blue made an unbreakable promise. As the story goes, Blue not only tried out but triumphantly emerged as the season 12 winner on Team Alicia Keys. His rendition of Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" and "Take Me to the King" proved show-stopping, while a duet with Keys on "Diamonds and Pearls" brought the house down. Following his victory, Blue inked a deal with Republic Records and immediately entered the studio to commence work on what would become his forthcoming full-length debut for the label. Drawing on influences as diverse as Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain, Chris Brown, The Canton Spirituals and Bishop T.D. Jakes, he artfully unites Motown, pop, and soul into a sound of his own.
ABOUT Kelly Clarkson
Grammy-Award winner Kelly Clarkson recently released her eagerly anticipated eighth studio album, "Meaning of Life," which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Her first release with Atlantic Records, "Meaning of Life" is the album Clarkson was destined to make, a collection of smart and sensual soul-inspired pop that immediately belongs among the legendary label's classic canon. The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of "American Idol's" inaugural season, and has grown to be one the most popular artists of this or any other era, with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. Clarkson has released eight studio albums ("Thankful," "Breakaway," "My December," "All I Ever Wanted," "Stronger," "Wrapped in Red," "Piece by Piece," "Meaning of Life"), one greatest hits album, and two children's books (New York Times Top 10 bestseller "River Rose and the Magical Lullaby" and the recent follow-up, "River Rose and the Magical Christmas"). She is the recipient of three Grammys, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and one Country Music Association Award. Clarkson was also recently announced as a coach on the 14th season of "The Voice" and served as a Key Adviser on the current season's Knockout Round.
ABOUT Vince Gill
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with "When I Call Your Name," which won both the Country Music Association's Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy. Gill has won 18 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year four times - making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has won 21 Grammys. A wide-ranging songwriter, his compositions earned him entry into the NASHVILLE Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. The Academy of Country Music has conferred on Gill eight awards, including its prestigious Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the 2011 Career Achievement Award. Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the four-time Grammy-winning band The Time Jumpers. Gill has produced albums for The Time Jumpers, LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant and Ashley Monroe and has made guest appearances on more than 1,000 albums, including those by Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, George Jones and others. This past year, Gill has performed several shows with the Eagles, and is looking forward to more shows with them in 2018.
ABOUT BILLY IDOL
Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV's first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music while selling out arenas everywhere. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine Top 40 singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K., including "Dancing With Myself," "White Wedding," "Rebel Yell," "Mony Mony," "Eyes Without a Face," "Flesh for Fantasy" and "Cradle Of Love."
Idol was responsible for some of punk rock's most memorable, literate and evocative moments. He created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of '77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation and rock 'n' roll decadence.
Idol returned to the spotlight in 2014 with two high-profile releases that marked the latest chapter in the long and remarkable story of a musician, inventor, survivor, father, son and man who returned from the brink, and a REBEL whose yells made the mainstream sit up and pay attention.
"Kings & Queens of the Underground" was Idol's first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album's palette, which includes incredible contributions from Idol's longtime collaborator and lead guitarist, Steve Stevens, will be instantly familiar to lovers of classic Billy Idol, while announcing a firm step into the future. Produced by Trevor Horn (with two tracks co-written and produced by 2017 Grammy Producer of the Year winner Greg Kurstin), it is full of thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock 'n' roll.
ABOUT Norah Jones
Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the 2002 release of "Come Away With Me," her self-described "moody little record" that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 GRAMMY AWARDS and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing pop music of the time. Since then, Jones has sold 47 million albums worldwide and become a nine-time Grammy winner. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums - "Feels Like Home" (2004), "Not Too Late" (2007), "The Fall" (2009) and "Little Broken Hearts" (2012) - as well as albums with her collective bands "The Little Willies and Puss N Boots. The 2010 compilation "... Featuring Norah Jones" showcased her incredible versatility by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock and Foo Fighters. Little Broken Hearts, which was produced by Danger Mouse, was a fascinating step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world's most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters.
Now Jones comes full circle with "Day Breaks," a remarkable album that finds her returning to the piano and her jazz roots while also proving her to be this era's quintessential American artist, the purveyor of an unmistakably unique sound that weaves together the threads of several bedrock styles of American music: country, folk, rock, soul and jazz. "Day Breaks" is a kindred spirit to "Come Away With Me," though it is unquestionably the work of a mature artist who has lived life and grown immensely in her craft. The album features jazz luminaries, including saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents nine new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young.
ABOUT Jessie J
Jessie J has become the consummate 21st century vocal powerhouse and superstar. In 2011, the world first took notice of the U.K.-born singer and songwriter with her full-length debut album, "Who You Are", which heralded the songstress's arrival as a worldwide icon. It debuted in the Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, and it generated an astounding six Top 10 smashes on the radio. "Price Tag" (featuring B.o.B) went platinum and seized #1 in 18 major territories. Next, her single "Domino," went on to achieve double-platinum status and become a ubiquitous anthem around the globe. To date, her album sales exceed 3 million and single sales surpass 20 million and counting. Along the way, she received the prestigious BRIT Award for Critic's Choice. In addition, the BBC crowned her with the high honor of Sound of 2011. She even received a Grammy Award nomination in 2012. Fans and tastemakers continued to wholeheartedly embrace Jessie J, and she acted as the 2012 London Olympic Games Ambassador. Jessie J's second studio album, which was released in 2013, debuted in the Top 5 on the U.K. Albums Chart. It included two top-five hits, including "Wild" and "It's My Party." In 2014, the first single from her sophomore, "Sweet Talker" album arrived with a bang, literally. Jessie J teamed up with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for international smash hit "Bang Bang." Immediately, the track captured the #1 spot on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and it has gone platinum four times less than a year after its release. Jessie J has recently released brand new music that will be featured on her highly anticipated upcoming album "R.O.S.E." coming 2018.
ABOUT Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato's highly anticipated fifth studio album, "Confident," was released in 2015. Within hours of the release of the first single, "Cool for the Summer," the anthem trended worldwide and hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries. Her previous album, 2013's "Demi," hit #1 on iTunes in more than 50 countries around the world with the lead single "Heart Attack" earning platinum status just 10 weeks after its release. "Heart Attack" was followed by the Top 5 radio smash and platinum single "Neon Lights," and her Top 10 single "Really Don't Care." The album supported two headlining tours, "Neon Lights" and "Demi World Tour," which made stops throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
In July 2017, she released the first single, "Sorry Not Sorry," off her album that instantly flew into the Top 5 on the iTunes Charts and is now certified double platinum. The hit has garnered over 350 million streams and climbed to #1 on the viral charts. Lovato's sixth studio album, "Tell Me You Love Me," debuted at #1 on iTunes in 37 countries in September.
In addition, Lovato is one of the biggest names on social media, with an engaged combined following of over 145 million. Next, she will be touring NORTH AMERICA with special guest multi-platinum, hip-hop icon DJ Khaled.
ABOUT Charlie Puth
New Jersey-born multi-platinum and multiple Grammy Award-nominated artist, songwriter and producer Charlie Puth catapulted to superstardom in 2016 at light speed. He maintained this perpetual motion in 2017 with hits "Attention" and "How Long," the first two singles released from Puth's highly anticipated sophomore album, "Voicenotes," slated for 2018. The album's first single, "Attention," which became Puth's fifth RIAA-certified platinum selling single, third Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 and first #1 on pop radio, cracked 3 million Spotify streams in just a week, and its sexy music video racked up over 3 million views in under 24 hours. The New York Times praised it as "a sinister thumper" while noting upon the release of "How Long" that "the once tightly controlled pop-soul singer is maturing with a robust SECOND ACT full of bruises." Puth's RIAA platinum-certified first album, "Nine Track Mind," made a remarkable chart debut upon its 2016 release, hitting #5 on Billboard's Top Current Albums Chart, fueled by the 2x RIAA platinum-certified top 40 smashes, "One Call Away" and "Marvin Gaye (featuring Meghan Trainor)," as well as the 3x RIAA platinum-certified "We Don't Talk Anymore (featuring Selena Gomez)." A worldwide phenomenon, the debut album reached #1 on iTunes charts in 28 countries around the globe. Puth fully exploded onto the music scene as a songwriter, producer and vocalist on Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," the emotional tribute to Paul Walker in "Furious 7." The song has officially entered the history books as one of the decade's biggest singles, topping Billboard's Hot 100 for a stunning 12 weeks and has become YouTube's "second most popular video of all time." It won two Billboard Music Awards, a Critic's Choice Award for Best Song, a Hollywood Film Award, two Teen Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award nomination in the category of Best Original Song and three Grammy nods, including the prestigious Song of the Year.
ABOUT Bebe Rexha
Singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has accumulated more than 10 million overall single sales, 3.25 billion total global streams and a radio audience of more than 10 billion. Her latest single, "Meant To Be" with Florida Georgia Line, is currently topping the charts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country and has amassed over 130M global streams to date. Rexha burst onto the scene in 2013 when she penned the song "Monster," which became a worldwide hit for Eminem and Rihanna, and went RIAA quadruple-Platinum stateside. Since then, Rexha hit No. 1 both on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her Platinum-selling smash single, "Me, Myself & I" with G-Eazy. Her single, "No Broken Hearts," featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 228 million YouTube/VEVO views to date; she is featured on Martin Garrix's single, "In The Name of Love," which has amassed more than 257 million YouTube/VEVO views; and "I Got You" has garnered more than 218 million YouTube/VEVO views. In 2015, she co-wrote and carried instantly recognizable hooks for the double-Platinum "Hey Mama," by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, which was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song, as well as the Billboard Hot 100 smash "Me, Myself, & I" with G-Eazy. Rexha released her second EP, "All Your Fault: Part 1," and the follow-up, "All Your Fault: Part 2," this year to rave reviews. In addition, she also is featured on Louis Tomlinson's track, "Back to You," off of his upcoming solo album.
International icon, 9x Grammy Award nominee, and multi-platinum selling artist/songwriter/hitmaker Sia released the Grammy-nominated "This Is Acting" in 2016 to much critical acclaim and has cemented her role as one of today's biggest stars and sought after live performers. She is currently the 10th most globally streamed artist on Spotify, 5th most streamed female artist and has amassed over 5.3 billion plays on her Youtube channel. Her massive single "Cheap Thrills" was a multi-format global radio hit and was one of the longest running singles at Top 40 of 2016. Most recently, Sia released her first ever holiday album of original songs called "Everyday is Christmas." Last year, Sia wrapped up the North American leg of her "Nostalgic For The Present Tour" which also brought her to Australia and New Zealand this winter. Along with her own successes, Sia has also written global smashes for today's biggest acts including Beyoncé, Kanye West, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Zayn, and many more.
"The Voice" is once again reigning this fall as the #1 alternative series in 18-49 and total viewers. The show is currently averaging a 2.7 rating with its Monday and Tuesday telecasts in the 18-49 demographic and 12.1 million viewers, according to "live plus seven day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research. So far this season, every Monday and Tuesday "Voice" original has finished among that week's top 10 entertainment programs on the broadcast networks in 18-49.
"The Voice" has generated three consecutive weeks of viewership growth with its Monday telecast, culminating in a Dec. 11 edition that ranks as the show's most-watched Monday episode since Oct. 9.
"The Voice" is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.<