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Kelly Clarkson named new coach on 'The Voice,' joining Blake Shelton & Adam Levine 2018 season

Thu, May 11th 2017 05:55 pm
Chart-topping singer to join NBC's 3-time Emmy Award-winning series, share her expertise and experience with aspiring artists
Global superstar and three-time Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson is set to join NBC's "The Voice" for the show's 14th season (first half of 2018). She will be joined by fellow coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on the network's three-time Emmy Award-winning series.
A fourth coach will be named at a later date.
"I'm so excited to join 'The Voice' at NBC," Clarkson said. "We've gone back and forth about a role as a coach for years, but the timing hasn't been right until now. I have always loved appearing on the show as an adviser or performer and established an amazing relationship with the network during my Christmas special. I can't wait to turn my chair and see the faces of up-and-coming artists and provide them with the help and support they've needed to break into the industry.
"Watch out Shelton, I'm comin' to win!!"
"Kelly has been a part of 'The Voice' family for many years as an adviser and performer. We are thrilled she has chosen to join us as a coach to mentor the next generation through our unique vocal boot camp," said Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment. "Every time Kelly Clarkson sings you are reminded what an incredible voice really is. We are looking forward to the sound of Kelly Clarkson on 'The Voice.'"
On Wednesday multiaward-winner Jennifer Hudson was named as a coach for the 13th season of "The Voice," which will air in this fall. She will be joined by Miley Cyrus, Shelton and Levine.
A longtime fan of "The Voice," Clarkson, who crosses many musical genres, including rock, pop and country, served as an adviser to Shelton's artists during the show's second season. Clarkson and Shelton would go on to collaborate on the single "There's a New Kid in Town" on his "Cheers, It's Christmas" album.
Clarkson has released six studio albums, one greatest hits album, and one holiday album; has sold more than 21 million albums worldwide; and has placed 10 singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. She is the recipient of three Grammys, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and one CMA Award.
Clarkson's sixth studio album, "Piece by Piece," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200, marking her third No. 1 debut. "Piece by Piece" garnered two 2016 Grammy nominations (Pop Vocal Album and Pop Solo Performance for her hit single "Heartbeat Song").
Clarkson's 2011 release, "Stronger," was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album, and produced the smash singles "Mr. Know It All" and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which mark her ninth and 10th Top 10 hits. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" was No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for two consecutive weeks (three weeks total), marking her third No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart. In 2013, she released her first holiday album, "Wrapped in Red," which debuted at No. 3, was the biggest holiday album debut for a female artist since 2010, and is certified platinum.
Clarkson won the first season of "American Idol" and was rumored to be a judge on the upcoming reboot at ABC.
She is currently in the studio working on a new album - her first for Atlantic Records - which will be released later this year. The album will draw from the inspiration of soul and R&B as the foundation to her lyrics and vocals. Clarkson also recently released her first children's picture book, "River Rose and the Magical Lullaby," which debuted at No. 7 on The New York Times Bestsellers list for children's picture books.

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