Sources are confirming that Christina Aguilera will return as a coach on season 5 of The Voice.
The singer reportedly made $10 million during season 3 of the hit show, then was replaced by current coach Shakira during season 4 after she opted to leave the show in order to support her most recent album, Lotus.
Aguilera has signed her contract to return to the NBC talent competition, an individual with knowledge of the deal has told TheWrap. According to the insider, Aguilera’s return has been kept under wraps for a couple of months.
The pop diva will be paid $12.5 million for Season 5, said the executive with knowledge of the deal.
Another insider close to the negotiations said Aguilera made about $17 million when she was a coach on Season 3, which made her one of the highest paid women on reality TV. The insider said she could earn a figure as high as that again, depending on the number of hours she appeared. (Believe it or not, “Voice” coaches are paid by the hour.)
Cee Lo Green is also in negotiations to return after being replaced by Usher.
via The Wrap