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Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys to join The Voice as coaches in season 11

Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will both 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.”

NBC made the announcement that Cyrus and Keys would be joining “The Voice” earlier today, Cyrus is a key adviser on the current season and Keys served as a mentor for season seven.

“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 megahit “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.

The current cycle of “The Voice” has averaged 15.4 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research. In its debut week, the Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” ranked #1 and #2 among the week’s primetime telecasts on the broadcast networks in adults 18-49, in Week 2 they finished #2 and #3 and in Week 3 they ranked #1 and #3.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Jay Bienstock, Lee Metzger and Chad Hines.

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