Former coaches Gwen Stefani, Usher and CeeLo Green will serve as advisers on the two-hour Monday, April 27th telecast of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
A three-time Grammy winner, Gwen Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter and recording artist selling more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Stefani released two highly successful solo albums — Love.Angel.Music.Baby and The Sweet Escape — featuring hit singles “Rich Girl,” “Sweet Escape,” “What Are You Waiting For?” and “Hollaback Girl,” a #1 single she recorded with Pharrell Williams that became the first digital download to sell more than one million copies in the United States. In addition to her singing-songwriting career, Stefani is widely recognized as a trendsetter and accomplished designer within the fashion industry, launching several successful brands including L.A.M.B., Harajuku Lovers, DWP and Gx.
Season six winning Coach Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including eight Grammys and was named the #1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade with his 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. He is continuing his world tour and recording his much anticipated eighth studio album, which is set for release this year. Usher recently completed filming of his role as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming movie Hands of Stone, a biopic of boxer Roberto Duran that is due in theaters later this year.
CeeLo Green is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer, television personality, actor, entrepreneur, pop culture and fashion icon. In 2011, Green received five Grammy nominations for his worldwide hit “Forget You,” winning the category for best urban/alternative performance. As Gnarls Barkley, Green partnered with DJ-producer Danger Mouse on their worldwide hit “Crazy,” which reached #1 in various singles charts. Originally, Green came on to the music scene as a member of the southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob and reunited with them to release a new album, Age Against the Machine (2013). Currently, he is finishing his new solo album, which will be released in September 2015.
The Voice is averaging a 4.1 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 and 14.1 million viewers overall so far this season with its regular Monday and Tuesday editions, making it television’s #1 unscripted series in adults 18-49 and most other key demographics. The eight Monday originals of the current cycle have ranked #1 for the night among Big 4 entertainment programs in adults 18-49 and the seven Tuesday originals to date have also all finished #1 on the night among those networks.
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC
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