Former 'Voice' champ to perform single '4 Pockets' while Joe Jonas-led DNC to sing medley
Season eight winner Sawyer Fredericks will make his return to "The Voice" on Tuesday, May 3, to perform his new Pharrell Williams-produced single, "4 Pockets," from his new album, "A Good Storm" (Republic Records), due May 13. On the same night, the Joe Jonas-led group DNCE will perform a medley of singles "Cake By the Ocean" and "Toothbrush."
As a member of Team Pharrell on the two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series, Fredericks not only won season eight, but also set a record for the first artist to have 14 songs in the iTunes Top 200 singles chart in one week. His songs were downloaded nearly 1 million times on iTunes while he was on the show.
For the bulk of the music on the album, Fredericks collaborated with producers Mikal Blu & Izy (One Republic, Colbie Caillat, Jazon Mraz) as well as his "Voice" coach Pharrell.
The music video for the single "Take It All" premiered last month and has a combined view/stream count of nearly 1 million on YouTube and Spotify.
Fredericks will be touring in support of the new album, beginning May 8 in Albuquerque.
Fredericks grew up on an 88-acre farm in upstate New York. His shyness belies an intense empathy and vibrantly robust voice honed by performing weekly at a local farmers market and cutting his own independent debut locally. Upon his debut on "The Voice," he quickly enchanted audiences everywhere.
So far this season, "The Voice" has averaged a 3.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 14.1 million viewers overall, according to "live plus seven day" averages from Nielsen Media Research. "The Voice" remains No. 1 this season among alternative series in adults 18-49 and total viewers in "most current" results for its Monday edition and continues to lead NBC to regular nightlong wins on both Monday and Tuesday nights.
Fans can visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.