NBC’s The Voice season 14 has just filled all of its coaching slots. 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys has signed on to return to The Voice for the upcoming season, grabbing the final spinning red chair on the coaches panel alongside Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and newcomer Kelly Clarkson. Season 14 will mark Keys’ third time as a coach, and she’ll be looking to reclaim the title after winning season 12 with artist Chris Blue.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Alicia’s positive energy, competitive spirit and sheer talent. She brings unparalleled expertise and has proven she knows how to help artists win,” stated Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “The chemistry between Alicia, Kelly, Adam and Blake will make for a wildly unpredictable and compelling season 14!”
The Voice season 13 with coaches Lambert, Shelton, Miley Cyrus, and Jennifer Hudson has been averaging 13.2 million viewers, sitting in 1st place among all alternative series. The series was created by John de Mol and is executive produced by de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, and Stijn Bakkers.
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Since the 2001 release of her debut album, “Songs in A Minor,” Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments with more than 35 million albums and 30 million singles sold worldwide. She won five Grammys in 2001 for “Songs in A Minor,” and her second studio album, “The Diary of Alicia Keys,” garnered her four Grammys in 2004. Later that year, she released her first live album, “Unplugged,” which debuted at No. 1.
Her third studio album, “As I Am,” also opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with the album’s lead single, “No One,” topping the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks. In late 2009, Keys released her fourth studio album, “The Element of Freedom,” which hit the platinum sales mark in one month and spawned the No. 1 single “Unthinkable” and “Empire State of Mind (Part 2),” which also topped the Billboard charts.
In 2012, Keys released her Grammy-winning fifth studio album, “Girl on Fire,” which debuted atop numerous Billboard album charts. In addition to being the best-selling R&B album in the U.S, “Girl on Fire” reached No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in 19 countries.
Keys became the first female R&B artist to have three consecutive No. 1 album debuts on the Billboard 200 album chart. She has received numerous honors over the years, including 11 Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, three World Music Awards, three BET Awards, 14 NAACP Image Awards, seven Soul Train Music Awards, and three MTV Video Music Awards. In 2009, Keys was recognized at the BET Awards with their Humanitarian Award for her charitable and philanthropic efforts around the globe.
In 2014, Keys collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer on the song “It’s On Again,” which was featured in the blockbuster film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Last year Keys released her powerful and critically acclaimed sixth studio album, “Here,” on RCA Records, which was a chart-topper including No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. On “Here,” Keys offers an honest glimpse into what matters most to her and the artist shines a light on the sonic soulfulness and stories from New York, the city that raised her. As an accompanying visual story to “Here,” Keys also released a short-film titled “The Gospel,” inspired by the genesis of her songs.