Switching The Positions! Ariana Grande To Replace Nick Jonas As Coach On 'The Voice'
Move over, Nick Jonas. Ariana Grande is coming through.
The actress turned international pop sensation is taking the Jonas Brothers Band member’s seat at The Voice. The “thank u, next” singer will be coaching alongside Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson for their 21st season.
“Surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice! @nickjonas we will miss you,” the pop star tweeted on Tuesday, March 30.
Grande is no stranger to the show, as she performed “Into You” as a guest on The Voice 2016 show finale.
The “Positions” singer, 27, said in a statement, “I’m so honored 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.”
Legend was equally as excited, tweeting, “So excited to welcome Ariana to our Voice family!!”
The Grammy winner’s sixth studio album Positions, released on October 30, 2020, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and made 42,000 album sales in its first week, according to Billboard.
The album features rapper Doja Cat, Ty Dolla $ign and The Weeknd. The singer is also Spotify’s most streamed female artist in the past decade. Positions has also earned her breaking the record for the most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Guinness World Records.
Though Grande may be eager to push down that red button, it doesn’t look like Jonas is leaving for good.
According to Page Six, “[Nick] 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.”
The current season of The Voice airs on NBC. Grande's season will premiere September 20, 2021.