Ariana Grande, 27, will be joining “The Voice,” show to replace Nick Jonas as a coach. The next season of the NBC show will feature the pop superstar alongside regular coaches like Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson.
“Ariana is a huge fan of “The Voice” and her management team has been negotiating to get her on the show for a while.
“She is replacing Nick Jonas, who is a coach on the current season, but he isn’t leaving for good. Nick will remain on rotation with other stars that have appeared on the show. The chances are he will be back soon.”
Multi Grammy-winning Grande has appeared on “The Voice” in the past, performing her hit “Into You” on the finale in 2016, but she didn’t take part as a coach then.
Ariana’s most recent album, “Positions,” broke the record for most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and pegging her as Spotify’s most-streamed female artist of the past decade.
Ariana said, “I’m so honoured and excited to join ‘The Voice’ family! I have been a huge fan of the show for such a long time.
“I can’t wait to go head-to-head with the incredible coaches, get to know these new artists and help to take their craft to the next level.”
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Taking it to Instagram Ariana Grande shared her excitement, writing, “surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honoured, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson@johnlegend@blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice !” and noting, “@nickjonas we will miss you.”
The battle rounds for the current Season 20 of “The Voice,” with coaches Clarkson, Jonas, Legend and Shelton, continue on Monday, April 5 and April 12 on NBC.