As most of you people already knew, Cee Lo Green will not be returning to ‘The Voice’ this upcoming season. Taking his place, is none other than Pharrell Williams and his giant hat. Pharrell has had an incredible past year in the music industry, with his song ‘Happy’ earning an Oscar nod for the ‘Despicable Me’ soundtrack, and his Grammy winning collaboration with Daft Punk song ‘Get Lucky’.
Pharrell is no stranger to the show, as he performed ‘Blurred Lines’ with Robin Thicke. He was also a guest mentor to Usher and his team during season four of the show.
“I am thrilled to have Pharrell come back to ‘The Voice’ family, and this time … as a coach,” executive producer Mark Burnett said. “Continuing in ‘The Voice’ tradition of having the biggest and most current music stars as coaches, Pharrell fits perfectly.”
Pharrell has been around for ions, if you didn’t live under a damn rock. Pharrell and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk, and hip hop band N.E.R.D. which he formed with Hugo and Shay Haley. He released his debut solo album ‘In My Mind’ in 2006. His second album, ‘G I R L’ was released on March 3, 2014. Williams has earned seven Grammys, including two with The Neptunes.
G I R L…COME ON GET HAPPY!