Rihanna to Serve as Key Advisor on 'The Voice'

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Rihanna will appear in a key role as a mid-season advisor during the upcoming run of The Voice, NBC confirmed Thursday.

The news, which came during the network's Television Critics Association panel, arrives as the singer has long delayed her upcoming album. A multi-episode stint on The Voice is likely a positive sign for those awaiting new music.

As we previously mentioned, Missy Elliott, who is also expected to be releasing new material soon, will advise Pharrell's team during one of the earlier rounds of the show.

The Voice returns Sept. 21 on NBC.