Ariana Grande, Zayn among stars performing on The Voice finale
The NBC competition series “The Voice” will wrap its 10th season on Tuesday, May 24th, offering a live telecast with special performances from Ariana Grande, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton, Sia and ZAYN.
Ariana Grande will perform “Into You” from her “Dangerous Woman” album, which was released today. “Dangerous Woman” debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums. Her brand new album “Dangerous Woman” topped the iTunes album charts at #1 in over 60 countries upon release.
Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town will perform the original new song “One of Those Days.” With albums ”Tornado” and “Painkiller,” the group has seen massive success with #1 singles “Pontoon,” “Tornado,” “Day Drinking” and, most recently, the history-making, best-selling country single of 2015, “Girl Crush.” Little Big Town has earned more than 50 award show nominations and in the past five years has taken home over 16 awards including multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards, as well as an Emmy Award. Little Big Town is currently on the road with Luke Bryan for the ”Kill the Lights” Tour.
Blake Shelton will sing “She’s Got a Way With Words,” a song on Shelton’s new album, “If I’m Honest,” out today. Shelton has earned the incredible accomplishment of being the coach for four champions over nine completed seasons of “The Voice.” Season-seven winner Craig Wayne Boyd follows in the footsteps of past victors Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope and Jermaine Paul.
Shelton’s credentials as a country music superstar are impressive and were well-established long before “The Voice” came into his life. He’s a five-time CMA Awards Male Vocalist of the Year, the reigning People’s Choice Favorite Male Country Artist and recently hosted Nickelodeon’s ”Kids Choice Awards.”
His Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit, “Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story,” is located in Nashville and will be open until November. Shelton has earned a host of other awards and nominations, including multiple Grammy nominations as well as six gold and platinum albums.
Five-time Grammy nominee, and multi-platinum selling artist/songwriter/hitmaker Sia will sing “Cheap Thrills” from her new album “This Is Acting,” released earlier this year to much critical acclaim. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 Chart, peaked at #1 on the ITunes chart in over 50 countries, and charted Top 10 in 8 countries worldwide, including #1 in her native Australia and #3 in the UK. Currently, Sia’s single “Cheap Thrills” is Top 5 on Spotify globally and is #1 on Shazam’s Global Chart for four consecutive weeks.
Sia just announced her North American “Nostalgic for the Present” Tour, her first ever arena tour and return to the road in five years. The 22-city tour kicks off Sept. 29 in Seattle with and includes stops at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay and two nights at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.
ZAYN will perform “Like I Would” from his debut album “Mind of Mine,” which was released March 25 to critical acclaim. With the release of “Mind of Mine,” ZAYN made history as the first male U.K. solo artist to debut at #1 with their first album on both the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart and the official U.K. Albums chart. He is also the first U.K. act, solo or otherwise, to debut at #1 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts since 2009. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 157,000 copies sold, distinguishing ZAYN as the first male U.K. solo artist to achieve a #1 with their first album on this chart. USA Today called the album a “catchy, sexy, and fully modern take on contemporary R&B,” and Rolling Stone declared ZAYN’s “range and vocals shine, from the clipped phrasing of ‘She’ to the booming falsetto belt on ‘Befour.’”
“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.