Faces & Names: Cyrus, Keys join ‘The Voice’ Season 11
Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys are in and Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera are out as coaches for the next season of NBC’s “The Voice.”
“The musical expertise and energy these two incredibly talented women will bring to the show is remarkable,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late-night programming. “We’re thrilled that they’ll be joining Adam and Blake in what we know will be a magical 11th season.”
Cyrus and Keys will join “Voice” mainstays Adam Levine and Blake Shelton when the show revs up its winter cycle in September. Williams and Aguilera may well be back for future editions of “Voice” as the show has a history of bringing coaches back, with an alumni roster that includes Usher, Shakira, Gwen Stefani and CeeLo Green.
Cyrus rose to prominence as the star of the Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana.” She recently celebrated the show’s 10-year anniversary with an Instagram post in which she encouraged “Hannah Montana” fans to “Get real drunk and remember #HM4EVR” as a form of celebration.
R&B superstar Keys stormed into the music business in the early 2000’s with the smash hit “Fallin’.” She has collected 15 Grammy wins to date, including best new artist in 2001 and song of the year for “Fallin’.”
Keys’ has also been seen in the current season of Fox’s “Empire.” Her acting work includes roles in 2008’s “The Secret Life of Bees” and 2007’s “The Nanny Diaries.”