Michelle Visage, Vanessa Williams, Trixie Mattell, and host Graham Norton Return
Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and World of Wonder
LONDON – June 20, 2022 – Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), to celebrate the debut of Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland on June 22, announced singer and global superstar Mel B will join the star-studded panel of judges for Season 2 of its hit global singing competition, QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE. She joins an esteemed lineup of returning judges including platinum-selling recording artist, three-time Emmy®-winning producer, and judge of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Michelle Visage; multi-Emmy and GRAMMY® nominee Vanessa Williams; and American drag superstar Trixie Mattel. Five-time BAFTA TV Award winner Graham Norton will also return as host.
Melanie Brown MBE, aka Mel B, is one of the world’s most iconic entertainers. One-fifth of the most successful girl band ever, the Spice Girls, she went on to carve out a global career as a television entertainer, theater performer, movie actress, and author of a best-selling autobiography, Brutally Honest. As the so-called ‘Scary Spice,’ she became one of the most recognizable women in the world. Since the band split in 2000, Melanie went on to carve a new career as a host of television shows. Consistently voted ‘most popular’ judge on shows from “America’s Got Talent” to “The X Factor” in the UK, she embraced a whole new generation to become one of the most recognized faces on television, fronting shows from “Lip Sync” UK, “The X Factor” in Britain and Australia, “Dancing With The Stars” in Australia, “America’s Got Talent” and “Celebrity Juice.”
Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and World of Wonder, the producers of the Emmy® Award-winning franchise “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE follows the world’s most talented drag queens as they battle it out for global domination, and countries go head-to-head spotlighting their top talent.
Each episode will feature the world’s fiercest queens as they debut a new musical performance in front of a live audience and the “Pop Diva Panel” of judges in the hopes of being crowned the “Queen of the Universe.”
QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE is part of Paramount+’s growing slate of original unscripted programming, including RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS, THE REAL WORLD HOMECOMING: NEW YORK, THE REAL WORLD HOMECOMING: NEW ORLEANS, THE CHALLENGE: ALL-STARS and ALL STAR SHORE. In addition to its original series, Paramount+ also provides a vast library of unscripted programming including fan favorites such as “The Real World,” “Big Brother,” “Survivor,” “Love & Hip Hop,” “Rupaul’s Drag Race,” “The Amazing Race” and more.