NBC has announced that super producer Pharrell Williams has signed up to be a coach on the seventh season of its hit singing competition show, The Voice. Understandably, the network was pretty pumped to have Williams on board. NBC’s official Twitter account tweeted the following:
“Okay, we can OFFICIALLY say it! WE ARE SO #HAPPY to announce PHARRELL WILLIAMS = #NewVoiceCoach for SEASON 7.”
Adam Levine then welcoming him with his own tweet.
“Welcome to the circus dude!”
“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 President of Alternative/ Late Night Programming 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.”
Executive producer Mark Burnett added, “I am thrilled to have Pharrell come back to The Voice family, and this time…as a coach. Continuing in The Voice tradition of having the biggest and most current music stars as coaches, Pharrell fits perfectly.”
Congrats to Mr. Williams. He never cease to impress. We know we’ll be watching. Will you?