The Voice announced a very exciting addition to their coaching line-up yesterday, Pharrell Williams.

The artist/producer will make his big debut in season 7, filling the shoes of Cee Lo Green.

As host of the singing competition, Carson couldn’t be more excited about the big news.

“I want to just say congratulations to Pharrell, and I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you guys earlier,” Carson said Tuesday morning.

Pharrell Williams has launched an incredible comeback of sorts over the past two years, producing and performing in GRAMMY-winning collaborations with Daft Punk, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his Despicable Me 2 track “Happy,” and releasing his own solo album, G  I  R  L.

“He’s also had incredible accomplishments that you may or may not know about in the world of fashion or design. Hats, social media,” Carson added. “He’s got deals everywhere. He’s great.”

Williams previously appeared on The Voice back in season 4 as Usher’s adviser during the battle rounds. He and Robin Thicke also performed their hit song, “Blurred Lines” last May.

“We think he’s going to be a wonderful addition to the family,” Carson continued.

“And the biggest part of that is just focusing on all these wonderful singers that come on our show and giving all that you have to them. We know none of our coaches really make it about themselves and I think that’s why people really like the show, so we’re happy to have him.”

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles


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