Pharrell Williams to Replace Coach Cee Lo Green on ‘The Voice’

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Pharrell Williams is the latest singing sensation to join NBC’s “The Voice.”

The musician will replace longtime judge Cee Lo Green on the singing competition’s upcoming seventh season.

The show broke the happy news Monday on Twitter.

The mega-producer was behind the two tracks that were each dubbed “the song of the summer” (“Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines”) last year. Williams also helped Hans Zimmer score the soundtrack of next summer: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” He wrote both “Despicable Me” soundtracks and was nominated for an Oscar for “Happy,” a song from “Despicable Me 2.” His latest album, “G I R L,” was released on March 3.

Green announced his departure from the hit reality show on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in February.

“I’m not coming back at all,” he said. ”I just don’t want to wear out my welcome there, you know what I’m saying? I have so many other things that I want to do. I haven’t released an album in four years. I’m almost done with my album.”

The show also recently added Chris Martin to its ranks. The Coldplay frontman will serve as a key adviser. Previous “Voice” mentors include Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morissette and Cher.

“The Voice” is on a rotating schedule of coaches, with Shakira and Usher stepping in for Christina Aguilera and Green during seasons 4 and 6. Williams served as a guest mentor to Usher’s team during season four.

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are the only two judges who have appeared on every season of the reality competition.

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