International recording superstars Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will be joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for season 11 of NBC’s two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. This is the first time the series will feature a pair of female coaches sitting in the red chairs. The 11th season will begin in September.
Both Cyrus and Keys are passionate fans of The Voice: Cyrus is a key adviser on the current season and Keys served as a mentor for season seven.
Cyrus announced her news via Twitter on Friday (March 25th).
“The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled that they’ll be joining Adam and Blake in what we know will be a magical 11th season.”
A singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Cyrus hosted both the VMAs and Saturday Night Live in 2015 alongside being their musical guest. She was named Artist of the Year by MTV in 2013 and has released five #1 albums as well as seven top-10 songs.
Cyrus is a multi-award winner, having won several MTV Video Music Awards as well as an iHeart Music Radio Award, MTV Movie Award and People’s Choice Award among others.
As an actress Cyrus recently appeared in the Bill Murray holiday special A Very Murray Christmas, The Night Before and has been cast in the new Woody Allen series for Amazon.
A 15-time Grammy Award winner who has sold 35 million albums and 30 million singles, Keys is a world renowned artist and activist.
Keys has released five studio albums, beginning with 2001’s mega hit Songs in a Mirror, which reached #1 on the Billboard R&B charts and went 7x platinum. All four of her other studio albums — The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), As I Am (2007), The Element of Freedom (2009) and her most recent, Girl on Fire (2012) — also hit #1.
Her top singles include “Fallin,” “No One” and “Empire State of Mind,” with Jay-Z.
As an actress, Keys has appeared in such films as Smokin’ Aces, The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees as well as a role in the second season of the TV series Empire. In addition, Keys was a director on one of the stories of the acclaimed 2011 Lifetime anthology series Five — exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives — and received a Directors Guild of America nomination for her work.
Levine and Shelton have appeared as judges every season since it premiered on NBC in 2011.
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays on NBC
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