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Nick Jonas joins 'The Voice' as coach for spring 2020

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Wed, Oct 9th 2019 06:30 pm

Kelly Clarkson, John Legend & Blake Shelton also return as coaches on 4-time Emmy-winning hit series

Multi-Platinum Grammy and Golden Globe Award-nominated recording artist, actor and award-winning songwriter Nick Jonas will join the spring cycle of “The Voice” as a coach.

Jonas, who has had a successful career in film, television and music – both solo and with Grammy-nominated multi-Platinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers – will be joined by returning music superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton, and host Carson Daly, on the four-time Emmy Award-winning hit musical competition series.

Jonas announced the big news on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” while promoting Jonas Brothers’ Platinum album and current single, “Only Human.”

“As a member of one of the hottest pop groups, Nick’s success in navigating all aspects of the music industry is exceptional,” said Meredith Ahr, president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment. “We were so impressed by his innate musicality, technical aptitude and passion that he brought to ‘Songland’ earlier this year and know he will be an incredible fit as a coach on ‘The Voice.’ We are excited to see Nick lend his mentorship, relatability and breadth of knowledge to a new crop of artists.”

“I’m so excited to be a part of ‘The Voice’ family,” Jonas said. “It’s such an awesome group of individuals, and I can’t wait to help these artists really build and hone in to find their unique voices.”

Nick is one-third of Jonas Brothers. The group earned three consecutive No. 1 albums and sold out shows throughout three continents. The success of the band provided a launch pad for the successful and storied solo careers of Nick and his brothers, Joe and Kevin, who had kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion. Earlier this year, the band announced a highly anticipated return to music with a new single, “Sucker,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Making history once more, the band captured No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with its now Platinum-certified album, “Happiness Begins.”

Jonas has also received critically acclaimed solo success for his self-titled album that includes the triple-Platinum and No. 1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous.” A recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, Jonas co-wrote an original song titled “Home” for the animated film “Ferdinand.” The song was nominated for 2018 Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song.

As an actor, Jonas garnered critical praise for his lead role in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival favorite “Goat.” He also appeared in a guest-starring role in the horror-comedy series “Scream Queens” and starred in the gritty television series “Kingdom." In 2017, Jonas starred alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black in the blockbuster film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Sony’s reimagining of the 1995 hit “Jumanji.” The film passed “Spider-Man” to become Sony’s highest-grossing film ever at the U.S. box office. Later this year, he will appear in the “Jumanji” sequel (in theaters Dec. 13) and Roland Emmerich’s “Midway” (in theaters Nov. 9). Jonas also recently completed production on Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic thriller “Chaos Walking,” which stars Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland and is scheduled for release in 2020.

“The Voice,” with current coaches Clarkson, Legend, Shelton and Gwen Stefani, airs Mondays and Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. The show has opened the current season as television’s No. 1 alternative series in total viewers, and its Sept. 23 debut episode finished No. 2 during premiere week among all entertainment shows, according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research. That premiere telecast has grown to a 2.2 rating in 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers in “live plus seven day” Nielsens.

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