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Have you ever wondered what The Voice judges get paid to sit in their big red chairs and hand out singing advice? Well, as you may have guessed...it's a lot.
Shakira and Usher are replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo this season, and it looks like the new coaches are getting a pretty sweet deal. Of course, each of these celebrities already has a net worth in the tens of millions of dollars, so anything they make from The Voice is probably just a bonus at this point.
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Here's what each of the four Voice judges will reportedly earn for their time on the hit singing competition, according to The Hollywood Reporter and TV Week. The per-episode numbers assume that Season 4 will have 32 episodes, like Season 3. Check back for updates.
Shakira: $12 million, or $375,000 per episode
Usher: $7 million, or $218,750 per episode
Blake Shelton: No salary update for Season 4 yet, but last season he made $6 million, or $187,500 per episode
Adam Levine: No salary update for Season 4 yet, but last season he made $6 million, or $187,500 per episode
And in case you're curious, here's what Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo made last season:
Christina: $10 million, or $312,500 per episode
Cee Lo: $6 million, or $187,500 per episode
What do you think? Do these salaries sound reasonable, or are they way over the top?
Season 4 of The Voice will premiere Monday, March 25 at 8/7c on NBC.