Meghan Trainor is to join The Voice UK as a new coach alongside Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly Murs.
Trainor burst onto the music scene with the worldwide smash single All About That Bass in 2014 – a song that made her one of only five female artists to achieve a Diamond certification. Thus far, she has achieved eight multi-platinum singles and two platinum albums, sold out three world tours, and has not only penned hit songs for herself but written for a variety of artists across pop and country, including Jennifer Lopez and Rascal Flatts. Today, Meghan also released her brand-new single, Wave, featuring rising New York singer, songwriter and producer Mike Sabath (Lizzo, J Balvin, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers). The track heralds the impending arrival of her anxiously awaited third full-length album, Treat Myself, coming soon.
In 2018, she released anthems No Excuses and Let You Be Right and collaborated with Sigala, Ella Eyre and French Montana on the hit single Just Got Paid. Following that, she celebrated Valentine’s Day 2019 with the love-themed six-song The Love Train EP and to kick off the summer, she collaborated with dance music titan, Kaskade, for their song With You.
In the US, she has been a judge on FOX’s singing contest THE FOUR: Battle for Stardom for two seasons alongside Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and DJ Khaled. Now, as she prepares to join The Voice UK Meghan says: “I am so excited and honoured to join Sir Tom, will.i.am and Olly Murs as the new Coach on The Voice UK! It’s a dream come true and I can’t wait to sit in the chair with my own button and listen to some incredible new talent!”
This news follows Jennifer Hudson confirming last night that she will be standing down from her role as a Coach on The Voice UK as she prepares for the December release of the hotly anticipated film adaptation of Cats and commences filming the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect.
Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly Murs all return to their big red chairs following a summer spent entertaining audiences around the world on their respective tours.
Sir Tom said: “I’m really looking forward to returning to The Voice, I just love doing this show. I’ve had a fantastic summer touring and performing songs I enjoy and have a passion for, so now it’s time to discover some talented new singers to see what they can do!”
will.i.am said: “UK soloists, duos and trios – I am looking for you! This season I am seeking fresh sounds and unique voices that I want to work with and will compel me to push that button!”
Olly Murs said: “I’m so excited to come back to The Voice this year with a new energy and even a new knee – ready to defend my title as the winning Coach. It’s fantastic to introduce a new Coach to the team as well and I look forward to getting to know Meghan.’
Emma Willis will be back to present the show. She said: “I can’t wait for the next series of The Voice, especially to hear all of the incredible talent that will no doubt be walking onto that stage. I absolutely adore Jennifer and will massively miss her. However, Meghan is a fab choice to add to the Coaching line up and it’s always exciting when a new Coach arrives on the show”
Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment, ITV said: “Meghan Trainor is such an exciting addition to The Voice UK. She has blown us away with her energy and enthusiasm and, although our youngest coach, an impressive career in music set to inspire all who join Team Meghan.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks, love and luck for the future to Jennifer Hudson. She has been a tremendous Coach, loved by viewers and the singers she has worked with during her time on the show.”
Filming commences this October with the series set to launch on ITV in the New Year.