Ariana Grande announces a huge change in the next season of The Voice!

Los Angeles, California - Ariana Grande is the newest pop star to take a seat on NBC's singing competition The Voice.

Ariana Grande (r.) will replace Nick Jonas as a judge on the 21st season of The Voice.
Ariana Grande (r.) will replace Nick Jonas as a judge on the 21st season of The Voice.  © Collage: IMAGO / MediaPunch & screenshot/Instagram/Ariana Grande

"Surprise!," the Positions singer wrote Tuesday on social media. "i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice ! ... @nickjonas we will miss you."

The 27-year-old, who announced in December that she was engaged to real estate agent Dalton Gomez, added in a statement via NBC that she has been "a huge fan of the show for such a long time."

Grande (27) will replace Nick Jonas, who was part of The Voice team in season 18 and appears in the current season 20, which is now in the middle of the "Battle Rounds" portion of the competition. Blake Shelton is the lone coach remaining from the show's original panel 10 years ago, while Kelly Clarkson and John Legend took their seats more recently.

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Previous coaches have included Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, and Cee-Lo Green, while the likes of Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble and more have appeared as advisers and judges.

Ariana Grande "can't wait" to get started

"We were thrilled to learn that she is a true fan of 'The Voice' and know that this enthusiasm will add to her impact as a dynamic coach," said Jenny Groom, executive vice president of unscripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, in a statement Tuesday.

"Ariana is a visionary with over a decade of experience in the music industry. Her unmatched vocal skills, creativity and unique expertise on all facets of the industry will make her an invaluable coach to the next generation of artists."

Grande said in her statement that she "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."

The next episode of season 20 of The Voice airs Monday on NBC.

Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO / MediaPunch & screenshot/Instagram/Ariana Grande

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