Ariana Grande joins 'The Voice' Season 21 as coach

March 30 (UPI) -- Ariana Grande has joined The Voice as a coach in Season 21.

The 27-year-old singer and actress confirmed Tuesday that she will replace Nick Jonas as a coach in the new season.


Grande joins returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.

"surprise!!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice! @nickjonas we will miss you," she wrote on Instagram.

Legend responded on Twitter.

"So excited to welcome Ariana to our Voice family!!" he wrote.

Grande also confirmed the news in a statement.

"I'm so honored and excited to join The Voice family!" she said. "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."

The Voice is a singing reality competition series that is currently in its 20th season on NBC.


Grande released her sixth studio album, Positions, in October. The album features the singles "Positions," "34+35" and "POV."

Ariana Grande through the years

Ariana Grande arrives for Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 31, 2012. Grande starred in multiple Nickelodeon shows, including "Victorious" and "Sam & Cat." Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/UPI | License Photo

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