Pharrell Williams to appear on The Voice USA new season


Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams is set to join the American version of The Voice as a coach for the show's seventh season.

The 40-year-old will join the show's panel when the new series starts later this year.

Following the announcement, the singer, who was Oscar-nominated for his hit single Happy, tweeted: "This is going to be so fun."

In response to Pharrell's comment, current coach Adam Levine wrote: "Welcome to the circus dude!"

Chris Martin will appear with Usher (left) and Adam Levine's (right) on the show
Image caption Coldplay's Chris Martin will appear as a mentor on the current series of the show

The Maroon 5 singer is on the panel with Shakira, Blake Shelton and Usher.

NBC said it would announce the remainder of the coaching line-up to appear alongside Pharrell, who previously appeared as an advisor to Usher on season four, at a later date.

Christina Aguilera has also been a judge in the past.

Pharrell's second solo album, G I R L, went to number one in the official UK album chart when it was released in March.

It was also recently announced that the Get Lucky and Blurred Lines singer will perform at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow in May.

Cee Lo Green

Meanwhile, former The Voice USA coach CeeLo Green has recently appeared in court in Los Angeles, accused of spiking a woman's drink with an ecstasy tablet.

It's claimed the incident happened in July 2012 at a sushi restaurant in LA.

The singer first appeared in court last October, when he denied a charge of furnishing a controlled substance, which carries a possible jail sentence of up to four years.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 28 April.

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