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Rihanna will join 'The Voice' as key advisor next season

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The Voice just got a big boost. Rihanna will join the NBC show as a key advisor for season 9, NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt announced at the TCA press tour Thursday.

“We landed Rihanna to be the key advisor to all the coaches this fall,” Greenblatt told reporters. “This is one of music’s true supervisors coming on board to influence the lives and careers of the performers.”

The network had previously announced that Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams would return for another season, and longtime coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will be back as well. Brad Paisley will serve as an advisor to Shelton, and Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty will be Levine’s advisor, People reported this week.

The Voice season 9 bows Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. ET.

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