A new famous face is set to join Season 9 of “The Voice.” It was announced on Thursday that “Diamonds" singer Rihanna will join the cast of the hit NBC singing competition series.
Despite the network’s decision to bring the award-winning singer on the show, she will not be joining the coveted judges panel. Instead of earning her own red chair and team of aspiring singers in Season 9 — like current judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell — she will be starring in the integral role as a “key advisor to all the coaches,” reports E! Online.
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NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, made the major casting announcement during his appearance at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California. “This is one of music’s true supervisors coming on board to influence the lives and careers of the performers,” he said.
Rihanna is not the first celebrity advisor to star on “The Voice,” reports Variety. Other A-list singers, such as Coldplay lead Chris Martin and “Shake It Off” performer Taylor Swift, have also starred in previous seasons.
Season 9 of “The Voice” will premiere in September. Until then, Rihanna fans can celebrate by listening to the Barbadian native's music. The 27-year-old songstress released her latest single, “B—h Better Have My Money” on March 26. Her NSFW music video for the single premiered in July. The explicit video is currently at 40 million viewers and counting on VEVO.