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Adam Levine and Blake Shelton talk to OTRC.com about The Voice season 6 (April 2014 interview). - Provided courtesy of OTRC

The cast of "The Voice" have been enjoying one of their most talented seasons to date, and the coaches warn that the gloves are about to come off for the upcoming live shows.

Season 6 kicked off with the return of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher, with Levine standing as the show's reigning champion after his season 5 win with contestant Tessanne Chin. Usher and Shakira have once again filled out the red chairs occupied in the Fall cycles by Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, the latter of which has decided not to return to the show for good.

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Shakira and Usher talk to OTRC.com about The Voice season 6 (April 2014 interview). - Provided courtesy of none / OTRC Usher and Shakira talk to OTRC.com about 'The Voice' season 6 (April 2014 interview).
Britney Spears appears in the 1999 music video for the song Baby One More Time. - Provided courtesy of Jive Records

Love music from the 1990s? Check out photos of your favorite 90s music stars, then and now, and find out what they have been up to over the years. Includes Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and the Backstreet Boys.

Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera talk to OTRC.com about season 5 of NBCs The Voice, which premieres on Sept. 23, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

"The Voice" is on OTRC.com's list of the 13 Best TV Shows.

Ffind out more information about the NBC show, which stars the likes of Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera, when the series returns and why we love it.

Shakira appears during the May 8, 2013 episode of The Voice. - Provided courtesy of Trae Patton / NBC

As speculated, Shakira and Usher will return as coaches on the NBC show "The Voice" for season 6 in spring 2014, once again replacing veteran stars Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, the network confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

The new season, with Shakira, Usher and veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, is set to premiere on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET, NBC said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com.

Usher appears with Kenny Babyface Edmonds, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 10, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Lionel Hahn/Abacausa/startraksphoto.com

Check out photos of Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds getting a star on the Walk of Fame and stars like Usher at the ceremony.

Other stars who were in attendance included Toni Braxton, Stevie Wonder and Colbie Caillat.

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Usher will get to keep primary custody of his two young children after an Atlanta judge dismissed an emergency request by the singer's ex-wife seeking temporary custody their children, according to ABC News.

Tameka Foster Raymond requested the hearing earlier this week after their 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, got his arm stuck in a pool drain after trying to retrieve a toy. At the time of the accident, the child was in the care of the singer's aunt.

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Usher's former stepson Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of his ex-wife Tameka Foster, has died, according to reports.

Glover died after being taken off life support, People magazine reported on July 21. The magazine's report does not mention the date or time of his death. The 11-year-old had been involved in a Jet Ski accident in Atlanta, Georgia on July 6.

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Usher's eldest son, Usher Raymond V, 5, has been hospitalized after suffering a pool accident at the singer and "Voice" mentor's home near Atlanta.

The boy got his arm stuck in a pool drain after trying to retrieve a toy, People magazine reported on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Two people who worked at the home rescued the child, who was given CPR before he was taken to a hospital, the outlet said.

Keyshawn Johnson (right) confronted Justin Bieber (left) after he sped through their gated community in Calabasas at freeway speeds on Monday, May 27, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Usher has come to the defense of his protege Justin Bieber, who is in hot water with his neighbors again following several months of personal turmoil.

Retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson spotted a Ferrari racing through their gated Los Angeles-area community on Monday, while he was with his daughter and another neighbor, and told police that Bieber, 19, was behind the wheel and driving erratically. Johnson tried to confront him but was reportedly ignored. The pop star's rep says Bieber was not the driver. Police are investigating the incident.

Michelle Chamuel talks to OTRC.com after a live taping of The Voice season 4 on May 27, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

The top 8 finalists of NBC's "The Voice" chatted with OTRC.com recently and discussed their strategies for winning season 4. (May 27, 2013)

Seven out of the eight have pretty much the same tactic -- staying true to who they are and being themselves.

Christina Aguilera talks to OTRC.com in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2012, the day she announced the nominees of the 2012 American Music Awards. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Alright, so after weeks of rumors and speculation, here's the official plan for "The Voice."

Original coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green WILL return to the NBC singing contest series for season 5 this fall, as scheduled, NBC announced in a statement obtained by OTRC.com on Friday, May 17.

Christina Aguilera arrives at the 4th season premiere screening of The Voice at the TCL Theatre on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. - Provided courtesy of AP / Jordan Strauss

Christina Aguilera will return for season 5 of NBC's "The Voice" as previously planned, a report says, adding that CeeLo Green, another original show coach, is still in negotiations to return to the singing contest series.

An NBC rep had no immediate comment and the two have also not addressed the issue publicly. USA Today, which carried the report, also added that it is unclear what the coach line-up will be like when the show returns this fall.

Justin Bieber appears on stage after winning an award at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. - Provided courtesy of ABC / Todd Wawrychuck

The 2012 American Music Awards (AMAs) ceremony, which marks its 40th anniversary this year, airs live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on November 18.

Check out a full list of winners for the 2012 American Music Awards (NOTE: Refresh for updates)

Singer Rihanna performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Provided courtesy of AP / Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel

The nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards (AMAs) ceremony, which marks its 40th anniversary this year, have been revealed.

Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the pack with four individual nods, while Justin Bieber, his mentor Usher, Maroon 5, Drake and the group One Director each earned three nominations. Other nominees include Rihanna's ex Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Pitbull. This year's ceremony also features a new category - Electronic Dance Music. Check out a full list of nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards.


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