Gwen Stefani Returns as ‘The Voice’ Coach for Season 12

Gwen Stefani Returns to The Voice
Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams on ‘The Voice’ (Photo by: Trae Patton / NBC)

NBC’s firmed up the lineup of The Voice coaches for season 12 along with one of the coaching chairs for season 13. Original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are all set to continue their bromance in season 12 along with season 11’s Alicia Keys and former coach Gwen Stefani. Stefani will be taking over Miley Cyrus’ chair for season 12, however Cyrus will be back for season 13. The other three coaches for the 13th season, which will air in fall 2017, have not yet been confirmed. Stefani coached seasons seven and nine, and joined the coaches as an adviser for seasons eight and 10.

Season 12 will premiere in February 2017. The singing competition series is currently airing season 11 and ranks as the number one alternative series among adults 18 through 49. Season 11’s been averaging 14.7 million viewers, which is an increase of 21% over last season’s ratings among millennials.

“We can’t wait to experience the unique chemistry and energy Gwen, Alicia, Blake and Adam will bring to season 12,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “With Miley returning for season 13, we’re truly ecstatic about the unmatched musical know-how and talent coming together in our coming seasons.”

Details on Returning Coach Gwen Stefani, Courtesy of NBC: A three-time Grammy Award winner, Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Earlier this year Stefani released her critically praised third solo album “This Is What the Truth Feels Like” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the gold certified first single “Used to Love You.” ”This Is What the Truth Feels Like” follows her other successful solo albums — “Love.Angel.Music.Baby” and “The Sweet Escape” — which featured the hit singles “Rich Girl,” ”Sweet Escape,” “What Are You Waiting For?” and the Pharrell Williams-produced #1 hit “Hollaback Girl.”

Stefani returned to the road this summer with her acclaimed headlining ”This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour” that traveled throughout North America. The tour’s opening night in Boston was streamed on the Live Nation channel on Yahoo and shattered live stream records seen on the channel since its inception in 2014. “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour” will wrap at the famed Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Oct. 29-30, marking the end of the venue’s 35-year history.

Trendsetter Stefani is also widely recognized as an accomplished fashion designer and entrepreneur, having created much-loved lifestyle brands L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers. For L.A.M.B. Stefani recently launched L.A.M.B. sunglasses and eyewear and her fourth L.A.M.B. X Burton snowboarding apparel and accessories collection. For Harajuku Lovers, Stefani’s Pop Electric Fragrances recently launched at Ulta Beauty and she’s designed a new limited edition collection of Harajuku Lovers chocolates and gift totes to benefit the Red Cross.

Fashion and music are not her only creative outlets, as Stefani just launched her first children’s animated television series, “Kuu Kuu Harajuku,” on Nickelodeon. Co-created and executive produced by Stefani, the show follows the adventures of the all-girl band HJ5 — Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G — through their super cute fantasy world of music, fashion and style. Stefani wanted to create an animated series for young girls that celebrates creativity, imagination and individuality.