Big news, Rihanna Navy!
No, our girl hasn’t given us a much-needed #R8 update (boo). But we HAVE been given an exciting announcement about her next big gig — and it’s taking Rih Rih to your TV screen.
NBC announced Thursday (Aug. 13) that Rihanna will join the upcoming ninth season of “The Voice” as a “key adviser” to the judges, a role previously filled by Taylor Swift, Nate Reuss and Chris Martin.
“We landed Rihanna to be the key advisor to all the coaches this fall,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said. “This is one of music's true supervisors coming on board to influence the lives and careers of the performers.”
Rihanna will be a multi-team advisor, working closely with all four judges: Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Adam Levine, whom Rih Rih previously collaborated with for Maroon 5’s “If I Never See Your Face Again.”
In addition to Rihanna, “The Voice” has also recruited Missy Elliott, Selena Gomez, John Fogerty and Brad Paisley to individually mentor teams during the show’s Battle Rounds.
Now let’s all hold hands and pray that Rihanna’s new role will mean legitimate #R8 album promo is finally on the way.
The ninth season of “The Voice” premieres Sept. 21 on NBC.