MILEY CYRUS TO PERFORM NEW HIT SINGLE "MALIBU" AS CHRIS STAPLETON, ZEDD AND ALESSIA CARA ALSO TAKE THE STAGE ON "THE VOICE" SEASON FINALE
In a Special Appearance Prior to Her Fall 2017 Return as Coach, Cyrus to Sing on NBC's Tuesday, May 23 Two-Hour Live Telecast (9-11 P.M.) That Will Crown a New Champion
Spectacular Finale to Feature Musical Collaborations with Top 10 Artists and CeeLo Green, Little Big Town, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Gladys Knight, Rascal Flatts and More
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 19, 2017 - Superstar recording artists Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Zedd and Alessia Cara are all set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, May 23 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
One of the four finalists - Chris Blue from Team Alicia, Lauren Duski from Team Blake, Jesse Larson from Team Adam and Aliyah Moulden from Team Blake - will be crowned the winner of "The Voice."
Additionally, the exciting season finale of "The Voice" will feature an array of musical collaborations. This season's Top 10 artists will perform with stellar musicians across genres. Former "Voice" coach CeeLo Green will perform "Shining Star" with Jesse Larson; Little Big Town will perform "Better Man" with Lauren Duski; Puerto Rican, international superstars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee will perform their No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single "Despacito" with Mark Isaiah; Gladys Knight will perform "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" and "Neither One" with Vanessa Ferguson and TSoul; and Rascal Flatts will perform "Yours If You Want It" with Brennley Brown.
Global superstar and season 13 coach Miley Cyrus will return to "The Voice" stage to perform her new single, "Malibu," which is the first single off of her forthcoming album due for release later this fall. "Malibu," which is available now at all digital retail providers, has hit #1 at iTunes in more than 35 countries and the video is now over 40 million views in just a few days.
In addition to performing on "The Voice," Cyrus will perform the song for the first time on television on this Sunday's "Billboard Music Awards," as well as NBC's "Today" Summer Concert Series on Friday, May 26 and at iHeart Media's iHeartSummer '17 Weekend by AT&T taking place at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10.
Country artist Chris Stapleton will perform his ballad "Either Way" from his recently released sophomore solo album, "From A Room: Volume 1," which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with more than 218,000 first-week sales. This is the strongest sales week by a country artist since 2015 and, with its 13.5 million audio on-demand streams, is the highest streaming debut for a country artist to date.
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd and singer songwriter Alessia Cara will perform their hit single, "Stay." "Stay" reached #4 on U.S. Top 40 radio this week and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. With over 485 million streams to date on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Pandora and Soundcloud, "Stay" also peaked at #5 on Spotify Global Top 200 chart.
Additional performances and collaborations will be announced at a later date.
ABOUT MILEY CYRUS
Miley Cyrus is a singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist. With five #1 albums, including her 2013 Grammy-nominated album "Bangerz," which went platinum in the U.S., five sold out world tours and 16.8 million tracks sold, Cyrus is one of the most influential artists in pop culture. She is also one of the most searched artists in Internet history with more than 153 million digital platform subscribers and over 2.7 billion video views.
Cyrus has twice hosted and appeared as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live," stars in Woody Allen's original series, "Crisis in Six Scenes," and hosted the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition, she also served as a coach for the 11th season of "The Voice" where she first joined the series as a key advisor in spring 2016. Cyrus will be joining "The Voice" again as a coach this coming fall.
In addition to her success in music and television, Cyrus founded the nonprofit organization The Happy Hippie Foundation to rally young people to fight injustice. Since launching, the foundation has provided direct support to thousands of homeless and LGBTQ youth across the country. In 2015, amfAR honored Cyrus' fight against HIV/AIDS with its Award of Inspiration and the Los Angeles LGBT Center honored her work on behalf of LGBT youth with its Vanguard Award. Most recently, Cyrus has been honored with Variety's 2016 Power of Women Award for all her philanthropic efforts.
ABOUT CHRIS STAPLETON
Kentucky-born Chris Stapleton is one of Nashville's most respected and beloved musicians. Since releasing his now double platinum debut solo album, "Traveller," in 2015, Stapleton has received multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Awards and remains one of the most critically praised musicians of his time. His sophomore follow up, "From A Room: Volume 1," was recently released and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with more than 218,000 first-week sales. This is the strongest sales week by a country artist since 2015 and, with its 13.5 million audio on-demand streams, is the highest-streaming debut for a country artist to date. Rolling Stone calls the album, "strikingly focused, sonically and thematically" while The New York Times praises, "Like 'Traveller,' 'From A Room' is earthen, rich with tradition, has a tactile intensity and is carefully measured."
In celebration of the album, "Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show" tour is currently underway and will span throughout 2017. Visit www.chrisstapleton.com for more information.
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd made his debut with "Clarity" after signing with Interscope in 2012 and has been breaking down barriers surrounding music genres ever since. Most recently, Zedd teamed up with Alessia Cara to record "Stay," a track that veers into a new direction for both artists, and single-handedly organized "WELCOME!," an ACLU fundraising concert with a lineup that spans the music spectrum. As an immigrant himself, born in Russia and raised in Germany, the concert was born out of Zedd's desire to stand up for basic human rights and 100% of its profits benefit the ACLU.
Throughout his career, Zedd has worked with a diverse range of artists, including Foxes on "Clarity," which soared to #2 on Top 40 radio and sold 2.6 million copies, and Hayley Williams on platinum-hit "Stay the Night," which racked up more than 400 million streams. In 2015, Zedd released "True Colors," which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and earned Zedd a 2016 Billboard Music Award for Best Dance Album. Its lead single, "I Want You to Know" (ft. Selena Gomez), spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and has been certified platinum, while second single, "Beautiful Now" (feat. Jon Bellion), has been certified gold. In 2016, Zedd teamed up with Aloe Blacc on "Candyman" to kick off M&M's 75th anniversary celebration and released the smash hit "Starving" featuring Hailee Steinfeld and Grey, which soared to the top 10 on Top 40 radio and amassed over 240 million plays on Spotify alone in just four months.
ABOUT ALESSIA CARA
Canadian singer/songwriter and Def Jam Recordings artist Alessia Cara emerged on to the music scene in 2015 with the release of her iconic anthem, "Here." "Here" garnered more than 500,000 total streams in its first week, went on to crack the top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 list, and rose to #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop and Pop charts in early 2016. A Juno award winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Cara has also been nominated for an AMA for Best New Artist of the Year. She also recently completed a summer tour with Coldplay before hitting the road for her "Know-It-All" part two tour. A five-track EP, "Four Pink Walls," was released in August 2015, followed by the full-length "Know It All" three months later.
Her latest hit single, "Scars to Your Beautiful," is Cara's gut-wrenching take on female identity, body image and deleterious behaviors in the name of beauty. Cara walks listeners through heartache but concludes with strains of promise: "So to all the girls that's hurting/Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer," and the touching refrain: "There's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark /You should know you're beautiful just the way you are."
The current cycle of "The Voice" is averaging a combined 3.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.9 million viewers overall on Monday and Tuesday nights in "live plus seven day" averages from Nielsen Media Research, keeping NBC the consistent #1 network on both nights. So far this cycle, both editions have ranked in broadcast television's "live plus same day" weekly top 10 in adults 18-49 and total viewers each week the show has aired.
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