Pharrell Williams Is Replacing Usher On Season 7 Of ‘The Voice’

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Posted on 03/31/2014 at 7:14 PM

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While American Idol seems to have given up on hiring huge names (outside of JLo, of course) in order to focus on finding judges with good chemistry instead, NBC’s The Voice is still very much star-obsessed.

Today the show announced that Pharrell Williams will be joining the main coaching panel for season 7. He’ll be filling CeeLo Green’s original spot, which is currently being kept warm by Usher.

While CeeLo previously confirmed that he won’t be returning to the hit singing competition ever again, there’s still no word on how long Pharrell’s tenure will last, or if Usher will be back for future seasons.

Landing a star like Pharrell is a huge coup for The Voice, with the 40-year-old singer/producer/designer/everything-er currently at the peak of his career. He was behind two of the biggest songs of last year, “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines,” and just landed his first No. 1 single with “Happy.”

As someone who’s been following Pharrell since his Neptunes days in the late ’90s with Kelis and Clipse, it makes me feel hella old seeing a new generation of kids only just now discovering who he is for the first time.

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