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Faces & names: Williams joins ‘The Voice’ as coach


Pharrell Williams will be joining the coaching lineup of NBC’s “The Voice” when that reality singing competition show returns in the fall.

NBC made the announcement Monday, though the rest of the show’s seventh season coaching lineup won’t be announced until a later date. Also not announced is whether Williams’ large hat will be joining the show as well, or if it’s holding out for a separate deal.

Williams isn’t new to “The Voice” lineup — he previously appeared as a mentor for Usher’s team in the show’s fourth season. But since then, Williams has picked up a Grammy Award for his collaboration with Daft Punk, “Get Lucky,” and an Oscar nomination for his song “Happy.”