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Pharrell Williams Joins The Voice as Season 7 Coach!

Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams joins The Voice as a season 7 coach, replacing Cee Lo Green.

Voice fans are about to get happy! Grammy winner Pharrell Williams has officially signed on to the hit NBC reality competition series as a season 7 coach, NBC announced on Monday, March 31 via Twitter. 

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The producer and singer-songwriter has appeared on the show before as Team Usher’s season 4 battle rounds mentor. But with the exit of Cee Lo Green, Pharrell will be a full-time coach, training his own team of hopefuls come fall. 

The Voice‘s official Twitter account posted several hints at the show’s new coach, sharing images of his skateboard, personalized Adidas, and even his now-famous Grammys hat. 

Pharrell Williams and Usher
THE VOICE — “Usher Reality” Episode 409 — Pictured: (l-r) Pharrell Williams, Usher

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“HINT #4: We’ll tell you what, the #NewVoiceCoach is definitely not sad,” the handle teased, referencing Pharrell’s chart-topping hit “Happy.” 

“Okay, we can OFFICIALLY say it! WE ARE SO #HAPPY to announce PHARRELL WILLIAMS = #NewVoiceCoach for SEASON 7,” the network tweeted along with a photo of the smiling artist. 

Thus far, this is the first official announcement regarding casting for season 7. The current season, which is moving into its second stage of battle rounds tonight, features original coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine and returning  coaches Usher and Shakira

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Christina Aguilera is sitting this season out, and has recently gotten engaged to love Matt Rutler, with whom she is expecting her second child, and confirmed that she is pregnant with a baby girl

Cee Lo Green announced in February 2014 that he wouldn’t be returning to the show ever again. 

Pharrell retweeted the casting news, adding, “This is going to be so fun.”

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