via press release:
CHRISTINA AGUILERA, PITBULL, BRUNO MARS, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND NELLY JOIN NBC’S ‘THE VOICE’ FOR JUNE 18 SEASON FINALE
Cher Also on Tap for Live Performances as Season Four Winner Will Be Crowned
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 11, 2013 — NBC’s musical competition series “The Voice” will feature a plethora of live performances for its two-hour June 18 season finale, including appearances by Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line and Nelly.
Also, Bruno Mars returns for the season finale of “The Voice” with a special pre-taped performance of his newest single “Treasure.” Mars and his Hooligans recorded this performance in May, prior to the recent loss of his mother.
Cher, who will also participate, was previously announced.
Christina Aguilera, who is one of the original coaches on “The Voice” and will be returning in fall, has sold more than 43 million albums worldwide, achieved four #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and won five Grammy Awards, as well as having three top-five albums in the U.S.
Aguilera was also the only artist under 30 years old to make Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time and was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2013.
International music superstar Pitbull’s worldwide sales exceed 5 million albums and 40 million singles. Pitbull has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries and his videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times. His world tour sold out concerts in Latin America, Canada and Europe, before bringing the party to the United States, Japan and Australia.
He was also featured in the recent animated film “Epic,” which was released May 24, as the voice of business-savvy toad Bufo.
Aguilera and Pitbull will duet on the single “Feel This Moment,” from his album “Global Warming.” “Feel This Moment” is the third No. 1 single from the disc, with the others being “Don’t Stop the Party” and “Back in Time.”
Mars is a 14-time Grammy Award nominee who has now sold over 115 million singles worldwide, more than 9 million albums worldwide, and has over 1.5 billion views on YouTube.
His current critically acclaimed sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” has already been certified double platinum in the U.S. and features two consecutive No. 1 hit singles, “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.”
The country duo Florida Georgia Line saw its singles “Get Your Shine On” and “Cruise” reach platinum and triple platinum status, respectively. Singers Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, in fact, are the first duo in over two decades to top the Billboard country charts with their first two singles.
Florida Georgia Line, which recently won CMT Music awards for Duo Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year, is currently on tour with Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan in support of its Republic Nashville gold-certified album titled “Here’s to the Good Times.”
Grammy Award-winning and multiplatinum-selling artist Nelly will be releasing his seventh album, “M.O.,” later this year. The single “Hey Porsche,” which became Nelly’s 22nd top-40 song, the top 40 reached the 100,000 mark in digital sales less than a week after becoming available.
Florida Georgia Line and Nelly will team up for the single “Cruise,” from “Here’s to the Good Times,” as part of the telecast.
“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.