Special musical guests performing live on The Voice
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (NBC) -- Music superstars Rod Stewart, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. will perform live on upcoming episodes of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Stewart and Green will take to the stage in the Wednesday, May 8 episode (8-9 p.m. ET). Lady Antebellum, as well as Thicke with Williams and TI will perform on the Tuesday, May 14 program (9-10 p.m. ET).
Green was a highly popular coach on the first three seasons of “The Voice.” Both Williams and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum have previous connections to “The Voice” as well. Williams was the adviser to Team Usher while Scott served as adviser to Team Adam during the battle rounds of the current season. Thicke also has experience as an adviser for “The Voice,” as he offered his expertise to contestants in season two.
Stewart will perform a song from his upcoming album which is being released May 7th on Capitol Records and his first album of new material in almost 20 years. He is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Living Legend. Stewart has released 27 studio albums and garnered an estimated 250 million in worldwide album and single sales, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
“The Voice’s” own Green, who recently wrapped his stint performing in “Loberace” at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will perform “Only You” off his forthcoming new solo album “Girl Power,” slated for a late 2013 release. The singer-songwriter-actor is a five time Grammy Award winner and has also appeared on several television shows, including “Saturday Night Live” and “Parenthood. In addition, he was seen by more than 100 million viewers during the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show with Madonna.
Seven-time GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum is set to perform “Goodbye Town” from their new album “Golden,” which will be released May 7. The band, formed in 2006 by Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, won the CMA and ACM "Vocal Group of the Year" honor three times in a row and have sold over 11 million albums worldwide.
Thicke, with Williams and T.I., collaborated on Thicke's latest single, "Blurred Lines." Since its release March 20, the hit single has become a viral sensation racking up more than eight million views on YouTube and VEVO.com. Robin is currently in the studio finishing up his sixth studio album with a release date expected soon.
Grammy Award winning Williams' current single "Get Lucky" with Daft Punk is number one in 44 countries. He was also named the 2010 producer of the decade by Billboard. He has helped formulate the distinctive sounds of such artists Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Britney Spears.
Rapper, producer, actor and author T.I. recently released his eighth studio album, “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head,” which has been certified gold.
Season to date, the Monday edition of “The Voice” is averaging a 5.2 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49 and 14.2 million viewers overall, making it the #3 primetime series on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, as well as the #2 entertainment series and the #1 reality series, according to “most current” results from Nielsen Media Research.
The Tuesday editions is averaging a 4.7/14 in 18-49 and 13.4 million viewers overall. For the week of April 15-21, the Monday and Tuesday telecasts of “The Voice” for the first time grabbed the #1 and 2 rankings among primetime series on those networks in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, and also took the top two spots for the week among adults 18-34, adults 25-54, kids 2-11 and teens 12-17.
“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.