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The Voice Season 12: Miley Cyrus and Gwen Stefani set to return

NBC announced today that Gwen Stefani will be joining Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for season 12 of NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” It was also confirmed that Carson Daly will be returning as host when the 12th season begins in February 2017.

Current coach Miley Cyrus will return for the 13th season, which begins in fall 2017. The rest of the season 13 coaches lineup will be announced at a later date. Miley Cyrus is a singer-songwriter and actress who is currently a coach on the 11th season of “The Voice.” She first joined the series as a key adviser in spring 2016. Also on NBC, Cyrus has twice hosted and appeared as a musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” and performed on the “SNL” 40th anniversary special in 2015. Elsewhere on television, Cyrus is currently starring in Woody Allen’s Amazon series “Crisis in Six Scenes,” and has hosted the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Cyrus has five #1 albums, five sold out world tours and over 30 million records sold. Her most notable albums include “Breakout” (2008), “Can’t Be Tamed” (2010), “Bangerz” (2013) and the independently released psychedelic rock album “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz” (2015). Hit singles have included “Party in the USA,” “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.”

Cyrus founded the nonprofit organization The Happy Hippie Foundation to rally young people to fight injustice. Since launching, the foundation has provided direct support to thousands of homeless and LGBTQ youth across the country. In 2015, amfAR honored Cyrus’ fight against HIV/AIDS with its Award of Inspiration and the Los Angeles LGBT Center honored her work on behalf of LGBT youth with its Vanguard Award. Most recently Cyrus has been honored with Variety’s 2016 Power of Women award for all her philanthropic efforts.

“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.”

Alicia Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award winner who has sold 35 million albums and 30 million singles. Keys recently released her new single “Blended Family (What You Do for Love),” featuring A$AP Rocky. Keys’ highly-anticipated sixth studio album, “HERE,” is due out Nov. 4 on RCA Records.

She has released five studio albums, beginning with 2001’s megahit “Songs in A Minor,” 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.

Stefani will be returning to “The Voice” family. She was previously a coach in seasons seven and nine and was an adviser for seasons eight and 10. 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.”

So far this fall, “The Voice” has averaged 14.7 million viewers overall in “most current” results from Nielsen Media Research for the opening two weeks of the season. ”The Voice” continues to rank as television’s #1 alternative series in adults 18-49, a status it’s maintained over the prior four seasons. “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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