NBC has tapped Shakira and Usher as coaches on the upcoming spring cycle of The Voice. They will replace original coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, who are taking the cycle off but are expected to return next fall. Aguilera is releasing an album and is going on tour, while Green is working on two albums and is developing a comedy series for NBC based on his life.
Fellow Voice coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are staying put for Season 4, joined by Shakira and Usher. “We know we needed to find another of the world’s greatest female vocal talents, and Shakira instantly came to mind”, Voice executive producer Mark Burnett said about the search to find a replacement for Aguilera. He added that “Usher is not just a singer or an entertainer, he is a global icon.” Source