TAYLOR SWIFT FT. BRENDON URIE, BTS, JONAS BROTHERS, HALSEY, KHALID, ONEREPUBLIC, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH AND MORE TO PERFORM ON LIVE "VOICE" FINALE
Top Four Finalists to Compete Live on Monday, May 20 at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT and Winner Will Be Revealed on Two-Hour Live Telecast on Tuesday, May 21 at 9-11 p.m.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 17, 2019 - Superstar recording artists Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie, BTS, Jonas Brothers, Halsey, Khalid, OneRepublic, Hootie & the Blowfish and more are set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, May 21 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
On part one of the live finale, airing Monday, May 20 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), the final four artists will perform in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The Top 4 artists include Maelyn Jarmon from Team John, and three artists from Team Blake - Gyth Rigdon, Dexter Roberts and Andrew Sevener. Each finalist will perform three times - one new solo cover, a special duet with their coach and the debut of their first original single. One of the four artists will be a step closer to being named "The Voice."
On part two of the live finale, airing Tuesday, May 21 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT), some of the music industry's most trendsetting and chart-topping stars are set to hit the stage, followed by the crowning of a new winner of "The Voice."
Additionally, the season finale will feature special musical collaborations with the Top 4 finalists, which will be announced soon.
Ten-time Grammy Award winner and global pop icon Taylor Swift will perform her latest chart topping single "Me" ft. Brendon Urie. The single debuted #1 on Billboard Digital Song Sales chart becoming Swift's 16th #1 on the chart and broke multiple Youtube, Vevo and Amazon records upon release.
Global superstars BTS will hit "The Voice" stage to perform their hit single "Boy with Luv," which just hit #8 on the Hot 100 charts. The chart-topping group has hit #1 on the Billboard charts three times in less than 11 months and have recently been included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People for 2019.
Multi-platinum powerhouse trio, Jonas Brothers, will perform their new hit single "Cool" off of their upcoming album Happiness Begins releasing on June 7th.
Performing her single, "Nightmare," for the first time on television is Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Halsey.
Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was recently named one of Time's magazine's Most Influential People of 2019, will be performing his smash single "Talk" which recently hit #1 at Rhythm radio. "Talk" is the lead single off Khalid's recently released sophomore album "Free Spirit," which was declared a New York Times "Critic's Pick" and was called "superb" by the Associated Press. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Khalid returns to The Voice stage after being Team Legend's advisor during the Battle Rounds earlier this season.
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum band OneRepublic will take "The Voice" stage to perform their brand new single, "Rescue Me."
Prior to kicking off their "Group Therapy Tour," two-time Grammy-winning group Hootie & the Blowfish will perform their classic single "Let Her Cry" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the best-selling albums of all time, "Cracked Rear View." Their first new music in over 10 years is expected for release later this year.
ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT
Taylor Swift's critically acclaimed new single "ME!" has already broken multiple records. With 65.2 million views in 24 hours, Taylor now holds YouTube's most viewed video by any female and solo artist. "ME!" is the fastest music video to reach 100M views on Vevo (in only 79 hours) and broke the record for the most views in a single day by any artist. "ME!" is the first new song since Taylor's sixth studio album reputation, the biggest selling album of 2017 and No. 1 in over 111 countries on iTunes' sales charts upon release. With almost 1.3 million albums sold in a seven-day period, Taylor is the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums sell over one million copies in their week of release (2010's Speak Now, 2012's RED, 2014's 1989 and 2017's reputation).
Taylor is a ten-time Grammy winner, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is the youngest person in history to win the music industry's highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and she is the first female solo artist to win this prestigious award twice. Rolling Stone listed Taylor as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Time magazine featured Taylor on their prestigious 2017 Person of the Year cover, has named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and was included her for the third time, one of TIME 100 honorees this year. A Brit and Emmy award winner, Taylor is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honor twice.
ABOUT BRENDON URIE
Brendon Urie is the frontman for Grammy-nominated, award-winning, internationally acclaimed rock band Panic! At The Disco. Their latest album, Pray For The Wicked, has been certified platinum by the RIAA after scoring their second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 Chart upon its June 2018 release via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records. Pray For The Wicked is highlighted by the 2x-platinum certified hit "High Hopes," which not only claimed the top spot across six different Billboard charts, but also simultaneously hit #1 across three different radio formats, including Pop, Alternative, and Hot AC, where it broke the record by topping the chart for 14 weeks, the longest run in 15 years. Pray For The Wicked follows 2016's GRAMMY-nominated Death Of A Bachelor, which also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and went to become the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest selling album overall released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan. In 2017, Urie took on Broadway, first starring as Charlie Price in the critically acclaimed, TONY Award-winning hit Kinky Boots. The following year, he received his own TONY Award nomination for "Best Original Score Written For Theatre" for "Simple Sponge," a song he wrote for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical. Outside of music, Urie has founded the Highest Hopes Foundation - an umbrella fund which supports the efforts of non-profit organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights for all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. In June 2018, Urie named GLSEN the foundation's first beneficiary and pledged $1 million donation to the LGBTQ non-profit.
BTS, an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan or "Beyond the Scene," is a South Korean boy band that is capturing the hearts of millions of fans globally. The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook. Gaining recognition from their authentic, self-produced music and top-notch performances to the way they interact with their fans, the band is well on their way to becoming a global icon since they debuted in 2013. While imparting a positive influence through activities such as the "Love Myself" campaign and the UN "Speak Yourself" speech, BTS has mobilized millions of fans across the world, topped prominent music charts, sold out worldwide tours including stadiums and have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards, such as the Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards.
ABOUT JONAS BROTHERS
The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. They earned three consecutive number one albums and sold out shows throughout three continents. Selling over 17 million-plus albums with over 1 billion streams worldwide, they've achieved dozens of platinum and gold certifications. Jonas Brothers notably received a GRAMMY(R) Award nomination in the category of "Best New Artist," garnered "Breakthrough Artist" at the American Music Awards, won Billboard's "Eventful Fans'" Choice Award for "Best Concert Tour of the Year," and took home a Mexican Grammy, showcasing their international influence. The tremendous success of the band provided a launch pad for the successful and storied solo careers of Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion, until now.
Known as the biggest comeback of the year, the Jonas Brothers, announced their reunion with their new hit single "Sucker" which now exceeds 445 million global streams to date. During release week, it clinched #1 on Apple Music, #1 on Spotify, and #1 on iTunes in North America. Globally, it reached #1 on Apple Music, #1 on YouTube, #1 on Twitter, and #2 on Spotify, as well as the #1 Streaming Song and #1 Digital Song. Speaking of making history, the rollout of "Sucker" marked "the first time a band debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this century." Continuing the runaway success, "Cool" has notched 70 million global streams and soared to #1 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Music Videos Chart.
Most recently, the band revealed news that fans everywhere have waited nearly a decade for. The group will release its first album since 2009 and one of 2019's most anticipated records, Happiness Begins, on June 7 via Republic Records.
After building overwhelming anticipation they also announced the details for their 67-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.
Halsey has set records with her 2018 single, "Without Me." In March 2019, she became the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 twice on the U.S. Pop Songs Airplay chart when "Without Me" bumped "Eastside," her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, from the top spot. "Without Me" is the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist in this century, and one of only 9 songs ever to spend 28+ weeks in the top 10, topping the tally in January 2019. Cumulative global streams of "Without Me" have surpassed one billion and the track is certified 4x Platinum in the U.S. The official video has more than 100 million views.
In May, following the success of "Without Me" Halsey released her powerful new single and video for "Nightmare" via Capitol Records.
Since 2015, Halsey has amassed nearly 12 billion cumulative streams worldwide, sold more than eight million adjusted albums globally and had nine RIAA-certified Platinum singles (three of which were multi-Platinum). Halsey has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City's Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY(R) and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers, including NYLON, Billboard, Glamour and Forbes.
She has pushed creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Halsey continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women's rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community, demonstrating that both she and her music can affect meaningful change. She also wrote and delivered the key note speech at Glamour's 2018 Women of the Year event & GLAAD honored her in 2018 as "Outstanding Music Artist."
Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was recently named one of Time's magazine's Most Influential People of 2019, recently released his sophomore album "Free Spirit," which was declared a New York Times "Critic's Pick" and was called "superb" by the Associated Press. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Khalid catapulted into massive worldwide success when he released his first single, "Location," right before his high school graduation. The song's domination (5x platinum) led to Khalid's major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the double platinum certified "American Teen." The album, which garnered Khalid five Grammy nominations received mass critical acclaim. "American Teen" shattered expectations as it stayed in the Top 200 for 51 weeks, peaked at #4 and stayed in the Top 20 for 48 out of the 51 weeks it was in the Top 200. The singer-songwriter has won an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, a MTV Video Music Awards, an MTV's Woodie To Watch Award and has been streamed over 10 billion times worldwide across all partners. Khalid has collaborated with some of music's biggest stars including his #1 singles "Love Lies" (with Normani), "Eastside" (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists such as Calvin Harris ("Rollin'"), Logic and Alessia Cara ("1-800-273-8255"), Marshmello ("Silence"), Billie Eilish ("Lovely"), Shawn Mendes ("Youth"), and more. Khalid just announced his "Free Spirit World Tour" which will take him to arena's all over the globe in 2019.
Grammy Award-nominated OneRepublic is comprised of singer/songwriter and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher. The band released their debut set "Dreaming Out Loud" in 2007. The Mosley Music Group/Interscope release included the multi-platinum-selling smash single "Apologize," which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band's sophomore album, 2009's "Waking Up," produced the hit singles "All the Right Moves," "Secrets" and "Good Life." The certified-platinum album "Native" followed in 2013, featuring the #1 hit and 33 million plus-selling single "Counting Stars," along with a worldwide tour. OneRepublic released "Oh My My," their fourth full-length album in 2016. This past spring the band released "Start Again ft. Logic," a song featured on the soundtrack for the Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why" and "Connection" which was part of FCA's Summer of Jeep campaign. OneRepublic's new single, "Rescue Me," is out now.
ABOUT HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH
With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish have sold over 25 million records worldwide to date after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as "Hold My Hand." "Let Her Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You." Atlantic Records signed them and released "Cracked Rear View" in 1994. The album and band went on to win two Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, a Billboard Music Award and multiple People's Choice Awards. "Cracked Rear View" went on to earn the band Billboard's Band of the Year Award in 1996 and the RIAA's Diamond Award for sales in excess of 10 million units. "Cracked Rear View" remains the fifth most-certified studio album in music business history. The band remained a top draw nationwide and released five more albums for Atlantic: "Fairweather Johnson," "Musical Chairs," "Scattered, Smothered & Covered," "Hootie & the Blowfish" and "The Best of Hootie & the Blowfish," as well as "Looking for Lucky" on their own Sneaky Long Records and "Live in Charleston, The Homegrown Concert Event" DVD and CD. The band took a break from full-time touring in 2007, reuniting annually for a variety of philanthropic events while also pursuing solo projects. This year will mark the band's first full-time touring year in over a decade as they embark on the "Group Therapy Tour" in support of forthcoming new music under a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville.
This season, the Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice" are combining to average a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" Nielsens, with the Monday edition leading its timeslot versus regular Big 4 competition in every key ratings category. "The Voice" is growing in digital viewership, with the current cycle up +35% versus the show's fall cycle in digital results. For the season, the Monday telecast is up to a 3.0 rating when 35 days of linear and digital delayed viewing is counted.
"The Voice" is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc., Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Stijn Bakkers.