Gwen Stefani Joins ‘Voice’ Coach Adam Levine On New Maroon 5 Record
Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine are teaming up their voices.
In addition to being named as a new coach for Season 7 of The Voice, Stefani will be joining fellow coach Levine on the new Maroon 5 record. Adam reluctantly announced on the Ryan Seacrest Show that the rumors surrounding a collaboration with Gwen were indeed true.
“How do you know everything already?” Adam joked with Ryan as detailed by Entertainmentwise.com. “I wanted it to be a surprise, but she is.”
And since confirming Gwen’s appearance on his new record, V, in stores September 2nd, Adam has gone out of his way to compliment his new collaborator. While Levine wouldn’t divulge the song’s title to MTV.com, he did have this to say about working with Stefani:
“She’s incredible. It was so much fun. We just sat around and talked for hours. It was so fantastic getting to know her. I’m a huge fan of hers.”
Stefani, meanwhile, is joined by Levine and fellow newcomer Pharrell Williams in a brand new promo shot that was just released for Season 7 of The Voice. Blake Shelton, the only other returning coach, anchors the publicity photo that has been circulating on the web via Instagram. The caption underneath reads, “First look: Season 7 #HOLLA”
Stefani also took to Instagram with a shot of herself outside the studio where the show is filming:
Stefani captioned the pic “#workingit on the set @nbcthevoice gx”
But not everything is fun and games for the new Voice coaches. Adam Levine has been working damage control over criticisms he shared with Rolling Stone in a recent article. In it, Levine claimed that The Voice suffers from a lack of breakout stars:
“I’m not going to lie to you, I think there are problems. Millions… watch the show every week and fall in love with a singer, then you don’t hear much from them. We haven’t had a breakout success like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.”
As reported by Inquisitr, however, Adam quickly claimed his quotes from the Rolling Stone article were taken out of context.
Regardless, the collaboration of Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine already has everyone talking. Not to mention the artists themselves, who are overjoyed to be a part of the experience.
Gwen recently had this to say to The Hollywood Reporter when asked about joining The Voice:
“I’m trying to pinch myself — is this really happening?”
Fans of The Voice and Gwen Stefani are elated that it is.
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