Pharrell Williams named as coach on ‘The Voice’

NEW YORK — NBC has signed singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams as a coach for the upcoming seventh season of its musical competition series “The Voice.”

Williams scored an Oscar nomination this year for his song “Happy” from the film “Despicable Me 2.”

He also had a Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk on the dance hit “Get Lucky.”

He was an adviser to team Usher on season four of “The Voice,” and performed the song “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke on the show last May.

NBC said it would announce the remainder of the coaching line-up at a later date.

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