The coaches’ chairs on NBC’s hit singing competition “The Voice” are becoming musical chairs and filling the show’s seats this time for Season 11 — slated to air for the fall of 2016 — are music superstars Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. They will join series mainstays Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who have appeared on every season of “The Voice.”
Cyrus had been a co-adviser to Christina Aguilera’s contestants for the battle rounds on this current season. Since her days as Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” in 2006, Cyrus has scored six albums to reach the weekly No. 1 spot along with seven Top-10 singles in the United States, including her 2013 song “Wrecking Ball” which went all the way to No. 1.
Alicia Keys (aka Alicia Augello Cook) burst onto the music scene in 2001 with her hit song “Fallin'” that shot up to No. 1, and later earned her Grammys for Best New Artist and Song of the Year. She has since achieved three additional U.S. No. 1 songs in her career to-date; her most-recent was the 2009 smash-hit duet with Jay-Z, “Empire State of Mind.” Keys’ debut album, “Songs in A Minor”, successfully sold 12 million copies worldwide. All of her albums for the past 15 years have, in total, sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Cyrus and Keys replace Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, respectively.
Season 11 will be the first season of “The Voice” to feature two female choices, compared to the one female coach in each of the previous ten seasons.