Buzz Bites (9/18/12): Usher And Shakira To Join Season Four Of ‘The Voice’

Usher will serve as a coach for Season Four of “The Voice.”

+ While Season Three of “The Voice” is just getting started, news broke that Usher and Shakira will serve as coaches for Season Four. They will take the place of Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who will sit out the spring edition, but are expected to return. (MTV News)

+ Usher opened up during Sunday’s “Oprah’s Next Chapter” about a variety of topics, including his reportedly contentious divorce, his custody battles, infidelity, and accusations of being an absentee father. (RapFix)

+ Missy Elliott and French Montana will be guests on tomorrow’s “RapFix Live.” Catch the show at 4pm E.T. Wednesday on RapFix.MTV.com. Don’t forget to tweet artist questions to @MTVRapFix. (MTV News)

+ Speaking of Missy Elliott, it’s been seven years since we’ve heard new music from the rapper, but she has just debuted full versions of her tunes “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat” (both featuring collaborator Timbaland) online. Take a listen; the songs will also be available on iTunes today. (Billboard)

+ Immediately after his appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Frank Ocean dropped a music video online for “Pyramids” from his wildly successful album, channel ORANGE. The surrealist clip has a short-film feel to it, but it’s also majorly NSFW. (RapFix)

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