Pharrell, 40, broke the news last night on Twitter, branding the occasion with the hashtag #NewVoiceCoach and a sharp new headshot:
This isn’t the first time the “G I R L” singer has appeared on the hit reality series; Pharrell previously cut his teeth as a guest mentor for the show.
The Voice is on a rotating panel of coaches, with Shakira and Usher stepping in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo for seasons four and six. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are the only two judges to have appeared on every season of the show.
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Recently Chris Martin joined the show's ranks, serving as an advisor on the sixth season, which is currently underway. Cee Lo announced his departure from The Voice on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February.
Pharrell's signing is sure to be a ratings hit for The Voice.
"It's been a huge year for Pharrell, with recognition for his contribution in the world of music — the Despicable Me franchise soundtracks, his Oscar-nominated song Happy and his Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk on the breakout dance hit Get Lucky," NBC boss Paul Telegdy said in a statement.
Hats off to you, Pharrell.