The Voice Adds Cher, Ed Sheeran as Season 5 Advisers

Blake Shelton and Cher at 'The Voice' season 4 finale
Blake Shelton and Cher at 'The Voice' season 4 finale (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)
The original judging panel of Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green returns for season five of NBC’s The Voice and they’ll have some big name helpers assisting them as they guide their teams toward the finals. Cher is set to work with Shelton as an adviser, while Ed Sheeran joins with Aguilera to coach her team. Ryan Tedder’s attached to advise Levine’s group and Miguel will work with Green’s singers during the upcoming season debuting on September 23, 2013.
Announcing this season’s The Voice advisers, NBC Entertainment President of Late Night and Alternative Programming Paul Telegdy said, “This group of wildly successful musicians will add their distinctive talents to their respective teams. I know Christina, Adam, CeeLo and Blake are very much looking forward to having them come aboard.”
The fourth season of The Voice ranked #1 in unscripted series among adults 18-49 which, according to NBC, is the first time a show has beaten Fox’s American Idol in that category. And the season four finale drew the series’ largest audience for a finale with 15.6 million viewers.
The Advisers [Biographies Courtesy of NBC]:
CHER (@cher) – A winner of an Oscar (Moonstruck), Emmy (Cher: The Farewell Tour), Grammy (“Believe”) and three Golden Globes (The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, Silkwood, Moonstruck), Cher has been an entertainment icon for nearly 50 years.
Cher is the only artist to have a No. 1 single on the Billboard pop charts in each of the last six decades. Her l998 single, “Believe,” reached No. 1 worldwide, selling more than 30 million units. Her 325-show “Living Proof” tour (2003-05) played to more than three million fans and is the most successful tour by any female artist.
The current single, “Woman’s World,” was No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Play Charts and her new album, Closer to the Truth, which was her first in over a decade, is scheduled to be released on Sept. 24. Cher will also perform Sept. 23 on NBC’s Today show.
ED SHEERAN (@edsheeran) – Masterfully blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, British native Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 22-year-old’s breakthrough debut album + features the worldwide smash “The A-Team,” which has also been certified 2x-platinum in the U.S. and was nominated for Song of the Year at the most recent Grammy Awards.
His ever-growing Stateside fan base has resulted in back-to-back sold-out headlining tours of North America and he is currently hitting arenas and stadiums around the country as main support on Taylor Swift’s North American “Red” Tour. Sheeran recently announced a pair of fall headlining shows at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, which both sold out in a matter of minutes.
RYAN TEDDER (@onerepublic) – Ryan Tedder is the founder of superband OneRepublic and producer of artists such as Adele, Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Maroon 5 and Carrie Underwood. He has sold over 130 million records worldwide and has held over 75 #1 chart positions across the globe. The six-time Grammy nominee took home his first Grammy for Album of the Year award at the 2012 Grammy Awards for his two songs on Adele’s 21.
OneRepublic took the world by storm in 2007 with their debut release Dreaming Out Loud. The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced three singles: “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets,” and “Good Life.” OneRepublic released their third studio album, Native, on March 26 and the disc includes the singles “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again” and “Counting Stars.”
The band has toured the world, headlining dates in the U.S. and Europe and opening for Bon Jovi and U2.
MIGUEL (@MiguelUnlimited) – Miguel hit the mainstream in 2010 with the infectious first single “All I Want Is You” from his major label debut album of the same name. The album also features “Sure Thing,” which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B chart and second No. 1 single “Quickie.”
Miguel followed up on the success of his debut album with his critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated sophomore release, Kaleidoscope Dream, which features his third U.S. #1 hit single “Adorn.” The single garnered Miguel his first Grammy Award for best r&b song and resided at the #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart for more than 23 weeks. He has been nominated for five Grammys. In April Miguel was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and was also included as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
Source: NBC

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