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Get to Know the American Idol 2013 Judge Keith Urban

Now that we’ve acquainted you with American Idol 2013 judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, let’s get to know one of the other judges joining them at the table this year. Keith Urban’s name may sound familiar to some, but who is this country star joining the American Idol judges this year?

Originally from New Zealand, the 44-year-old singer is currently married to actress Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two daughters, Sunday and Faith.

Keith Urban has scored four Grammy Awards, fourteen number one singles, and boasts six platinum records. His albums have sold more than 15 million copies, and he already has experience working with television singing competitions, having been a part of Australia’s The Voice.

About joining American Idol 2013, Keith said, "It's really an honor to have been invited to be a part of the American Idol family. I'm looking forward to working with everyone and to seeing the same passion that I have for music in all of the participants."

Keith’s expected to haul in $4 million for his year with American Idol.

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03.29.2013 / 06:16 AM EDT by Amanda Bell
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