On March 30, 2021, singer and actress Ariana Grande announced she will replace Nick Jonas next season and will join current judges Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Sheldon.
Grande announced the news on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Current coaches reacted to the news such as Kelly Clarkson.
John Legend and Blake Sheldon also congratulated her with even Nick Jonas congratulating her.
According to Variety, in a separate statement through NBCU, Grande said, “I can’t wait to go head-to-head with the incredible coaches, get to know these new artists, and help take their craft to the next level.”
Grande has been a fan of The Voice for a long time because @NBCTheVoice posted a tweet Grande tweeted on May 3, 2011.
Many fans were excited as one Twitter user wrote,
Before this news, recently Grande won her second Grammy award for Best Pop/Duo/Group performance with Lady Gaga for “Rain on Me,” and released her Positions deluxe album on Feb.19, 2021, with new song additions including Someone Like U(interlude), Test Drive, 34+35 remix (feat Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion), Worst Behavior, and Main Thing. Grande has also sustained relevance on the charts with 34+35 and Positions on the Billboard 100 charts since the song’s release in 2020.
“As an undeniable force in pop music, Ariana’s inimitable success in the music industry is extraordinary,” Jenny Groom, executive vice president of unscripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming in a Variety article said. “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. 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.”
Ariana Grande will start a new chapter as a new coach on season 21 of The Voice premiering on Sept.20, 2021.