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OTRC: Chris Martin joins 'The Voice' as adviser

Adam Levine and Coldplay's Chris Martin appear on season 6 of 'The Voice.' Martin will serve as a key adviser during 'The Battles: Round Two.' (Trae Patton / NBC)

"The Voice" is adding yet another musical talent to its mentoring roster -- Coldplay's Chris Martin.

NBC recently announced that Martin will serve as the key adviser for "The Voice" later this month, when the show debuts its newly-added "The Battles: Round Two."

Unlike current coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher -- all of whom mentor their own batch of contestants in teams, Martin will serve as a mentor to all contestants, a first for the show. Each season, the coaches will outsource additional music talent to help mentor during the first round of "The Battles." This season has included Aloe Blacc, Miranda Lambert, Jill Scott and The Band Perry.

Martin's unique role is not the first time "The Voice" has enlisted major music talent to change up the show's format. In season 5, which aired during Fall 2013, the singing competition series hired OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder to serve as the show's first-ever in-house producer and songwriter to compose original songs for the finalists.

As the lead singer of Coldplay, Martin has achieved global success since the band's debut album, "Parachutes," was released in 2000. Since then, they have gone onto sell more than 65 million albums worldwide and are renowned as one of the most successful music acts of all time. The group will release their sixth studio album, "Ghost Stories," in May 2014.

Chris Martin will make his debut on "The Voice" on March 31, ahead of the live shows, which will begin on April 21. The show airs Mondays and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC (check local listings).

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