Adam Levine: "Lovely" New Voice Coach Pharrell Williams Should "Get Ready for the Roller Coaster"

By Andrea Dresdale

Columbia Records/NBCNow that Mr. “Happy,” Pharrell Williams, is joining The Voice as a permanent coach, replacing departing Big Red Chair resident Cee Lo Green, the current panel has some advice for him: get ready for a crazy time.

“Fasten your seat belt, it’s going to get wild,” Shakira offers, when asked by Billboard what she’d tell Pharrell about joining their little club. “He’s going to do a great job,” she adds. “He’s a very smart guy.”

“He’s so lovely, an unbelievable talent actually,” Adam Levine tells Billboard. “I think he’ll be a great coach. [But] it’s a different experience so he has to get ready for the roller coaster.”

Blake Shelton echoes that sentiment, telling Billboard that Pharrell has “got to get mad, gotta get competitive, and starting thinking about music like it’s a sport.”

Pharrell has already appeared on the show previously as a mentor for Team Usher, but next season will see him promoted to full-time cast member.

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