Press release from NBC, Friday, May 18, 2018:
Superstar recording artists Jason Aldean, James Bay, Florence + the Machine, Halsey featuring Big Sean, Dua Lipa and season 13 winner Chloe Kohanski are set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, May 22 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.”
One of the four finalists – Spensha Baker from Team Blake, Britton Buchanan from Team Alicia, Brynn Cartelli from Team Kelly and Kyla Jade from Team Blake – will be crowned the winner.
Additionally, the season finale will feature special musical collaborations with the Top 4 finalists, which will be announced soon.
Three-time and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean will make the television debut of his new single “Drowns the Whiskey” off his No. 1-selling eighth studio album “Rearview Town.” Remarkably understated in its arrangement and saturated in well-worn emotions, “Drowns the Whiskey” follows Aldean’s 20th career No. 1 single, “You Make It Easy.”
Three-time Grammy Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay will perform his latest single “Us,” which is from Bay’s recently released full-length sophomore album “Electric Light.” Captivating venues everywhere, he revs up the sold out “Electric Light” tour at the end of May. See full dates at www.jamesbay.com.
Grammy-nominated, massively critically acclaimed English rock band Florence + the Machine, led by Florence Welch, will perform “Hunger,” the first single from their hugely anticipated new album, “High as Hope,” out June 29 on Republic Records. Her fourth album, “High as Hope” follows the U.S. #1 “How Big How Blue How Beautiful” and millions of album sales worldwide. Florence will tour the world this fall.
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum alternative pop maverick Halsey will be joined by seven-time BET Award-winning and Grammy-nominated superstar Big Sean to perform their hit single, “Alone.” Originally featured on Halsey’s chart-dominating second full-length album, “hopeless fountain kingdom,” “Alone” has amassed almost 20 million cumulative streams and counting.
British singer/songwriter and new force in pop Dua Lipa will perform her new single “IDGAF.” The first female solo artist to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, Lipa continues to find herself on the top of the charts. Her hit track “New Rules” reached No. 1 on the Top 40 chart, and she is currently the third most streamed artist and the #1 streamed female artist in the world on Spotify, with over 42 million monthly listeners on the platform. Most recently, Lipa made BRIT Award history becoming the first woman artist to pick up five nominations, taking home the awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist.
Chloe Kohanski, the season 13 winner and this season’s Knockout adviser to former coach Blake Shelton, will also return to “The Voice” stage. The 24-year-old singer from Nashville will perform her new single, “Come This Far.”
On the Live Finale, Part 1, airing Monday, May 21 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), the final four artists perform live in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Each finalist performs three times – one new solo cover, a special duet with their coach and they debut their first original single. One of the four artists will be a step closer to being named “The Voice.” Then on the Live Finale, Part 2, airing Tuesday, May 22 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT), a new winner will be crowned “The Voice.”
ABOUT JASON ALDEAN
James Aldean has helped define the genre’s 21st century with his sure-footedness, which plays into more than 15 million total album sales, dozens of sold-out stadium shows and countless recognition from the Grammys, ACMs, CMAs, BBMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more. Continuing that momentum, Aldean is only the second country act in history to score four consecutive chart-toppers on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart with “Rearview Town,” with six of his previous LPs having achieved platinum certification or better. Aldean’s wide-open approach has made him a perennial live-show favorite for the format as he has headlined the biggest stadiums in the United States and continues to do so on his High Noon Neon Tour, which recently launched to capacity crowds. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.
ABOUT JAMES BAY
James Bay is the definition of a modern day rock star. Recently with the upcoming release of his sophomore album “Electric Light,” Bay once again won the world over with his singles “Wild Love,” “Pink Lemonade” and “Us.” Bay co-wrote and produced a majority of the album with his longtime songwriting partner John Green and Paul Epworth (Rihanna, Adele) came on to add the final production elements. In addition, this year he made his “Saturday Night Live” debut performance and sold out shows across the globe. This summer he will open for the Rolling Stones as direct support on June 19 show at London’s Twickenham Stadium. Following the release of his debut album, “Chaos and the Calm,” featuring “Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go,” Bay was nominated for Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song and Best New Artist at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In the U.K., the record became the biggest new artist album release that year and has been certified gold in the United States, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, platinum in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, double platinum in the U.K. and has sold nearly 3.5 million albums in global consumption, and 2.7 billion streams worldwide. Receiving the BRIT’s Critics Choice award in 2015, Bay has gone on to receive a win for Best Male Solo Artist at the BRITS, International Newcomer at the ECHO Awards, Best New Act and Best Solo Artist at the Q Awards, Most Performed Work at the Ivor Novello Awards and was nominated for Best New and Best PUSH at the MTV EMA’s and a MTV VMA for Best New Act. On the other side of the globe, he has received a nod for Best International Artist at the ARIA Awards in Australia. In addition to selling out shows and performing at festivals across the globe, Bay lent a new version of his song “Running” for the 2016 Sports Relief charity, is an advocate for the international non-profit Wateraid, designed his own signature line for Topman, and Epiphone created the Limited Edition James Bay Signature “1966 Century” Guitar in his name.
ABOUT BIG SEAN
Seven-time BET Award-winning and Grammy-nominated superstar Big Sean has enjoyed a massive career in hip-hop since he emerged in 2011, with his debut album, “Finally Famous,” on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam imprint. The album spun off consecutive top-charted pop/R&B/rap crossover smashes with “My Last” featuring Chris Brown (RIAA gold), “Marvin & Chardonnay” featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash (platinum), and “Dance (A$$)” featuring Nicki Minaj (3x-platinum). Sean was a major collaborator on Kanye’s groundbreaking “Cruel Summer” album in 2012, and shared multi-platinum success with Kanye on the Grammy-nominated “Mercy” (also featuring Pusha T and 2 Chainz), and “Clique” (with Jay Z). Sean’s “Hall of Fame” album followed in 2013, including “Guap” (platinum) and “Beware” featuring Lil Wayne and Jhené Aiko (gold). “Dark Sky Paradise” (2015) was Sean’s first platinum and first album to debut #1 on Soundscan. It reigned on the charts with the #1 “IDFWU” featuring E-40 (3x platinum), “Blessings” featuring Drake and Kanye West (2x platinum), and “One Man Can Change the World” featuring Kanye West and John Legend (gold). “I Decided.” (released Feb 2017, RIAA platinum) debuted at #1 on the momentum of the two pre-order instant grat tracks that turned into smash singles, “Bounce Back” (RIAA double platinum with over 300 million streams globally) and “Moves” (RIAA gold). His latest album, “Double or Nothing” (released Dec. 8, 2017) with Metro Boomin has over 280 million global streams to date.
ABOUT FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
Florence + the Machine’s hugely anticipated fourth studio album High As Hope – co-produced by Florence and Emile Haynie and featuring contributions from Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx – is out June 29 on Republic Records. Watch the A.G. Rojas-directed video for first official single “Hunger” here.
Grammy-nominated multi-platinum alternative pop maverick Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 with her second release, “hopeless fountain kingdom,” an album Rolling Stone called “bold” in a four-star review, claiming that “Halsey could go anywhere from here.” Indeed, since storming on the music scene in 2015, she has garnered over 2.4 billion streams globally and nearly 3 million global sales, graced the covers of magazines from Nylon to Billboard to Forbes, among others – a far cry from the New Jersey teen who’d escaped her suburban existence for New York, writing poetry and scrounging money for concerts and her next slice of pizza.
In addition, Halsey pushes creative boundaries expanding her influence and impact beyond music. Yves Saint Laurent recently tapped her as a brand ambassador of YSL Beauté, where she will help create and share makeup looks that speak to today’s millennial. This summer, she will make her big screen debut as she joins the cast of the animated movie “Teen Titans GO!” as the voice of Wonder Woman. And recently Halsey spoke at the 2018 women’s march advocating for equality. Her speech has been viewed millions of times and has moved people from around the world.
ABOUT DUA LIPA
With the release of her self-titled debut album, London-born, Kosovo-raised Dua Lipa has won over the hearts of fans and press alike. The songs on “Dua Lipa” announce the arrival of a new force in pop – irresistible on the dance floor, thoughtful under closer inspection, constantly discovering creative possibilities. Her critically acclaimed debut has made everyone’s “best of” list, from the Fader to Rolling Stone to Time. With her powerful anthem and viral video for “New Rules” making her the first female solo artist to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, Lipa continues to find herself on the top of the charts. The track reached #1 on the Top 40 chart and Lipa is currently the third most streamed artist and the #1 streamed female artist in the world on Spotify, with over 42 million monthly listeners on the platform. Lipa recently made BRIT Award history becoming the first woman artist to pick up five nominations, taking home the awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist.
ABOUT CHLOE KOHANSKI
Nashville native Chloe Kohanski was the season 13 winner of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “The Voice.” She captured the hearts of millions on the show, but this was no overnight sensation. From the time she was a young girl, Kohanski always wanted to pursue music. The road wasn’t easy. Early on she fronted several local bands but nothing ever seemed to stick. Kohanski took a leap faith and auditioned for “The Voice,” season 13. “‘The Voice’ was the first thing I ever did as just Chloe Kohanski,” she says. “I stepped out on my own and decided to be my own artist.” On Dec. 20, 2017, the leap paid off when she became the ultimate victor as part of Team Blake, breaking the record for the most downloaded song ever on “The Voice” in the Knockout rounds. Since winning the show, it has been a nonstop whirlwind. Traveling between Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, she’s been working hard on her debut single, “Come This Far.” Kohanski is excited to put it out in the world and hopes that it becomes an anthem for anyone who has faced any type of adversity. Currently, Kohanski is in the studio working on her debut release. The new music will showcase her distinctly raspy vocal style and pay tribute to her rock and roll heroes. Stay tuned for new music via Republic Records soon.
The Monday and Tuesday editions of “The Voice” are the #1 and #2 alternative series of the 2017-18 season to date in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, and have combined to average a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.1 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research. The current spring cycle opened on Feb. 26 with the show’s highest results in the past 12 months in both 18-49 (a 3.5 rating in L+7) and total viewers (14.8 million).
“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.