Top names in music return to NBC's Emmy Award-winning competition series that encourages new talent to shine
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams have been announced as the season nine coaches and Carson Daly as host for NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
The ninth season will begin in September.
"With such an astounding group of coaches at the peak of their musical ingenuity and Carson returning as our host, we are thrilled for what season nine will bring," said Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and late night programming, NBC Entertainment. "The expertise and camaraderie of this panel will provide an immeasurable experience for the artists and must-see entertainment for all who are watching."
Levine and Shelton have been "Voice" coaches since the series inception in 2011. Season nine will mark the third season for Williams and the second for Stefani.
Levine said, "I can't believe we're already on the ninth season. Time after time, coming back, it honestly feels like the first day of school. It's become a second family for me and I'm always so excited to come back to it."
Shelton said, "Adam, Gwen, Pharrell and I had a blast together in season seven and I'm excited we're back together again. They are all so talented, but I'm pretty damn excited about another winning season for Team Blake."
Stefani said, "I'm coming back and am so excited! I can't believe I get to return to 'The Voice.' It's so inspiring to be around such incredible talent and music. I'm looking forward to working again with Adam, Blake and Pharrell. I love those guys."
Pharrell added, "I am grateful to have a role on the show among such an incredible group of great people and am looking forward to another season of talented artists."
This past season, "The Voice" averaged a 4.0 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 14.0 million viewers overall with its regular Monday and Tuesday editions in "most current" results from Nielsen Media Research. "The Voice" was both the No. 1 Monday series and the No. 1 Tuesday series on the "Big 4" networks in adults 18-49.
Daly said, "For eight seasons 'The Voice' has enlisted world-renowned coaches, amassed the most talented singers ever on TV, and we are just warming up! Season nine will continue to push the boundaries of what's possible when you have a dream. I'm so honored to continue to be front and center of this consistently exhilarating show."
Fans can visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.