"The Voice" announces Adam Levine, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Buble and John Legend as judges

"The Voice" Announces Fan-Favorite Original Coach Adam Levine and Country Superstar Kelsea Ballerini, Making Her Debut, As They Join Returning Coaches, Music Heavyweights Michael Buble and John Legend

Season 27 Set to Premiere in Spring 2025 on NBC and Next Day on Peacock

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June 5, 2024 - NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" returns for season 27 in spring 2025 with an electrifying coaching panel. One half of the original "bromance" returns with Adam Levine reclaiming his red chair alongside new coach Kelsea Ballerini and returning coaches Michael Bublé and John Legend.

• Kelsea Ballerini, a multiple Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum artist and Grand Ole Opry inductee, digs into her bold, innovative approach as a powerful crossover artist and songwriter to bring an edge to the competition. The country music phenom is no stranger to "The Voice," previously serving as season 16 battle advisor and filling in as coach during season 20, both instances for Team Kelly.

• Adam Levine, a multiple Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artist and proven cultural force, brings his characteristic vocal range, humor and keen intuition as an entertainer to the dynamic coaching lineup. The Maroon 5 frontman and original "Voice" coach makes his epic comeback following 16 consecutive seasons in the role.

• Vocal powerhouses Michael Bublé and John Legend take their red chairs for another spin, coaching a fresh crop of rising artists looking to be the next voice. The spring cycle boasts back-to-back seasons for Bublé and marks Legend's milestone 10th season.

· NBC recently announced Bublé, Snoop Dogg, Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani as coaches for season 26, coming this fall.

• "The Voice" was the most-watched alternative series for the 2023-24 season (L7).

• "The Voice" is a presentation of MGM Television, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, and ITV Studios The Voice USA, Inc. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Adam H. Sher, and Barry Poznick.

ABOUT KELSEA BALLERINI

Kelsea Ballerini consistently makes history. With the release of her debut album, "The First Time," she became the "only female country artist to hit #1 with the first three consecutive singles from a debut album. Since then, she's had seven #1 singles and five back-to-back Top 10 entries on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

Among dozens of accolades, she's garnered four Grammy Award nominations, won two ACM Awards, Billboard Awards, CMA Awards, a iHeartRadio Music Awards honor, and received multiple career nominations from the ACM, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, CMA, CMT and People's Choice Awards.

Ballerini's most recent studio album, "Subject to Change" (Black River), was released in 2022. Five months later, she surprised fans with "Rolling Up the Welcome Mat" and the accompanying short film. This led to her "Saturday Night Live" debut, universal acclaim from critics including The New York Times, Variety, Rolling Stone and the honor of gracing the cover of Time magazine.

The Grand Ole Opry member has been named the newest face of COVERGIRL and Pantene. Expanding her sphere of influence, she authored her first original poetry book, "Feel Your Way Through," and Dolly Parton tapped her to star in the audiobook of "Run, Rose, Run."

Most recently, Ballerini returned to host the 2024 CMT Music Awards for the fourth year, this time as a solo host, and lead the field in nominations. She also earned three 2024 ACM Award Nominations, including Album of the Year for her acclaimed "Rolling Up the Welcome Mat (For Good)" as both artist and producer as well as Female Vocalist of the Year.

With these accolades, it is no wonder NPR proclaimed, "Kelsea Ballerini is definitely one of the most influential women in country right now ... she's defining the sound of the genre."

ABOUT ADAM LEVINE

As both the frontman and primary songwriter of the multi-Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5, Adam Levine has indelibly impacted the face of modern popular music. His characteristic falsetto is the infectious driving force behind the band's hit anthems and heartfelt ballads, all of which has helped propel Maroon 5 into becoming one of the most successful groups worldwide in today's popular music and one of the 21st century's biggest acts.

Maroon 5 has charted 32 records on the Billboard Hot 100 since their first release in 2002. Twenty-six of those hit the Top 50, 22 reached the Top 25, 15 were Top 10s and 10 records have been Top 5 hits. Three records are U.S. diamond certified and 23 are U.S. platinum certified. Maroon 5 holds the record for most #1's on the Hot 100 this century by a duo or group, the Pop Airplay record for the most #1 hits among pop duos or groups with 11 and the record for most #1 hits on Adult Pop Airplay with 15.

Maroon 5's discography features a succession of seven multi-platinum studio albums that have resulted in 98 million in sales, 750 million singles worldwide, three Grammys and 13 Grammy nominations as well as gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. Levine was the first artist on Spotify with 1 billion streams on a song as part of a group and 1 billion streams on a song as a soloist, (Gym Class Hero's "Stereo Hearts" ft. Adam Levine). Akin to when "Moves Likes Jagger" hit #1 and Levine became the first artist in the Hot 100's 60-year history to reach #1 as part of a group while entering the Top 10 at the same time as a soloist on "Stereo Hearts." Outside of Maroon 5's Spotify streams (over 25 billion), Levine has earned over 3.5 billion additional combined streams on records he has performed on.

Maroon 5's 2014 album "V" bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and yielded anthems "Maps," "Animals" and "Sugar," each of which went #1 on the Top 40 Chart. The music video for the band's Grammy-nominated single "Sugar" has notably amassed over 4 billion views to date, making it one of the most-viewed videos of all time. In 2018, Levine and Maroon 5 released the platinum "Red Pill Blues." The album's U.S. diamond-certified breakout chart-topping single "Girls Like You" not only captured the #1 spot on three charts (Top 40, Adult Pop and the Billboard Hot 100), but it also earned over 3 billion YouTube/ VEVO views and was the most-watched video on VEVO in 2018. Parlaying this momentum into another era of Maroon 5, the group's most recent studio album, "JORDI" (named in memory of their late manager), went gold right out of the gate and marked their seventh consecutive Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. It boasted the 6x Platinum single "Memories," which became their 10th Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100," and the 2x Platinum-selling "Beautiful Mistakes" [feat, Megan Thee Stallion].

Maroon 5 launched their Las Vegas residency, M5LV, in 2023 to rave reviews from fans and critics alike as Billboard crowned the band "a perfect fit for a Las Vegas residency." The band returned to Las Vegas for more dates in May 2024 that will run throughout the year.

Outside of Maroon 5, Levine has broadened his entertainment resume to include a variety of TV and film roles and has also served as an executive producer. After being cast in the acclaimed film "Begin Again," he notably performed the film's theme song, "Lost Stars," which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

As a cultural force, timeless brands such as Yves Saint Laurent have sought him out for collaborations. Levine launched Calirosa Tequila alongside his wife, Behati, in 2021.

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June 6, 2024 1:00pm ET by NBCUniversal  

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