By Alexandra Sifferlin
March 31, 2014

Singer Pharrell Williams will be joining the cast of The Voice as a new coach, NBC announced.

Williams will be replacing Cee Lo Green for the seventh season of the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Green told Ellen DeGeneres that he wants to concentrate on other musical projects.

This year, Williams has made an even bigger name for himself due to the popularity of his Oscar-nominated song “Happy,” and his collaboration with Daft Punk for the Grammy-winning recording of “Get Lucky.”

Williams has served as a guest mentor for Usher in the fourth season of the show. “He has already made a considerable impact as a mentor, drawing on an impressive track record as both a producer and performer,” said president of alternative and late night programming for NBC Entertainment Paul Telegdy. “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.”

The other coaches on The Voice will be announced at a later date.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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