USHER'S PERFORMANCE DEBUT OF NEW SINGLE "GOOD KISSER" HIGHLIGHTS MONDAY, MAY 12 LIVE TELECAST OF "THE VOICE"
Country Superstars Rascal Flatts to Perform Tuesday, May 13 Along with Season Five Champion Tessanne Chin and Finalists Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 9, 2014 - Eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist and "Voice" coach Usher will perform, for the first time live, his brand new single, "Good Kisser," on the Monday, May 12 telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
On Tuesday, May 13 (the same day its new album "Rewind" is released), megahit band Rascal Flatts will perform the single "Rewind." Last season's champion Tessanne Chin, along with runners-up Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin, return to "The Voice" that same night and will perform on the same stage where they became nationally recognized artists.
Usher's performance of "Good Kisser" will be the first live on stage performance of his new single from his forthcoming eighth studio album due out this fall. The song is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and all digital providers, and his video for "Good Kisser" premiered this week on VEVO worldwide.
Usher, who released his first album 20 years ago, has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. His 2004 album "Confessions" is ranked as the top solo album of the decade and the multifaceted superstar has attained nine Hot 100 No. 1 hits and 17 Hot 100 Top 10 singles.
Rascal Flatts, the best-selling and most awarded country group of the past decade, have sold more than 22.5 million albums and over 28 million digital downloads since their musical debut in 2000. For more information on the band and its "Rewind" tour, visit rascalflattsrewind.com/.
Chin, who won season five of "The Voice" as a member of Coach Adam Levine's team, will perform "Everything Reminds Me of You."
During her time on "The Voice," Chin constantly wowed viewers throughout the season, with her performance of Simon & Garfunkel's classic "Bridge Over Troubled Water" often being talked about as a highlight. Her version of the song soared to No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart.
Lee, who was a member of Coach Christina Aguilera's team, will perform "Broken Ones" (listen to it here http://youtu.be/PgCux7ZnoR8.) The New Jersey native grew up playing various venues around the Garden State before making a huge impression on national television last fall. She will tour with "The Voice Live" this summer.
Champlin, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, was tremendously impressive as a member of Coach Adam Levine's team. An accomplished singer and Grammy Award-winning songwriter, Champlin comes from strong musical pedigree and has toured with some of the biggest names in the business, including Glenn Frey, Santana and Billy Ray Cyrus. He will perform the single "Eye of the Pyramid."
Fans of the "The Voice" can finally see their favorite artists live as the season's talented top finalists and favorite past artists hit the road on a summer tour. The 31-show concert tour launches June 21 in San Antonio, Texas, and stops in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto before wrapping in Redmond, Wash., on Aug 2. This season's winner, final two artists plus a fan favorite will be featured on the tour. Those artists will be announced shortly.
Already confirmed on the tour is Jamaica native and Season 5 champ Tessanne Chin. Also joining the tour from Season 5 is soul-pop teen artist and runner up Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse Will Champlin. Dia Frampton, a Team Blake favorite from Season 1, will be hitting the road too. Fans can see the artists performing favorite moments from their seasons again live on tour. Tickets are on sale now via www.thevoice.com/tour and www.aeglive.com.
"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 serves as executive producer along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.
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