Alicia Keys to Join The Voice as Coach

The activist and singer-songwriter will join Miley Cyrus on the 11th season of the popular NBC singing competition.

Recording artist Alicia Keys performs during the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting on March 23, 2016, in Seattle. 
Recording artist Alicia Keys performs during the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting on March 23, 2016, in Seattle.  Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Singers Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus will be coaching contestants on the NBC singing competition The Voice, according to a Twitter announcement Friday.

“RT to welcome #AliciaAndMiley as our coaches for season 11! #TheVoice,” the official Twitter page for the show wrote.

The two will get their very own spinning chairs alongside longtime coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

The Voice has mixed up its judges in the time it’s been on the air, with artists CeeLo Green, Usher and the recently departed Pharrell Williams all serving for at least one season. Other stars such as Patti LaBelle, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Diddy have coached contestants in previous seasons but not served on the judging panel.

Longtime judge Christina Aguilera takes every other season off, and this cycle is the first time two women will be on the show at the same time.

The New York Daily News reports that Williams may return in a future season. It also notes that Keys is working on her sixth studio album, to be released this year.

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