Along with Grammy and Oscar noms, chart topping success, and a new Adidas clothing line collab, 2014 will also see the man of the hour as coach on NBC’s The Voice’s seventh season!
As tweeted by the official twitter account of The Voice: "Okay, we can OFFICIALLY say it! WE ARE SO
#HAPPY to announce PHARRELL WILLIAMS = #NewVoiceCoach for SEASON 7.” Shortly after, Pharrell tweeted, "This is going to be so fun."
Right now, the hit NBC singing competition series is in its sixth season, with Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher in the twirly chairs as vocal mentors, but it’s unknown who will return to the show next season. Announcements will be made at a later date as to who will round out the other three judging chairs for next season.
"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," NBC exec Paul Telegdy said in a statement. "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."
This isn’t Pharrell’s first time on the show: during season 4, he made a brief appearance as Usher’s guest mentor. The seventh season of The Voice is set for debut in Fall 2014.