Ariana Grande has signed on as a coach for The Voice's upcoming Fall 2021 season, replacing current Season 20 coach Nick Jonas.

NBC has announced the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist will join The Voice for Season 21 airing this fall.

Ariana will sit in one of the four big red chairs alongside returning The Voice 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," Ariana captioned a Tuesday Instagram photo of herself posing in a cheetah-print dress on The Voice set.

Ariana also told NBC in a statement that she is "so honored and excited" to become a member of "The Voice family."

"I have been a huge fan of the show for such a long time," Ariana revealed.

"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."

Ariana is a powerhouse vocalist whom, at age 27, delivered five platinum-selling albums and surpassed 35 billion streams.

Ariana's most recent album "Positions" recently broke the record for most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and cemented the Pop R&B singer as Spotify's most-streamed female artist of the past decade.

NBCUniversal executive Jenny Groom called Ariana "an undeniable force in pop music."

"Ariana's inimitable success in the music industry is extraordinary," Jenny said in a statement.

"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."

The NBC executive added, "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."
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Although Ariana is taking Nick's place on The Voice, Nick will likely return to the show later since NBC attempts to switch things up and rotate coaches, including former coach Gwen Stefani, every now and then.

Nick first joined The Voice as a coach in Season 18, which aired in Spring 2020. During that season, Nick brought singer Thunderstorm Artis to the show's finale but Todd Tilghman ended up winning the show for "Team Blake."

Kelly made her debut as a coach on The Voice for Season 15 and won Season 17 with Jake Hoot, while Blake has never relinquished his coaching role since the franchise premiered back in 2011.

John joined The Voice as a coach for Season 16 and won the season with Maelyn Jarmon.

Season 19 of The Voice aired in Fall 2020 and featured Carter Rubin being crowned champion on behalf of Gwen's team, which marked Gwen's first victory as a coach.

The Battle Rounds for The Voice's currently-airing 20th season will continue on Monday, April 5 and April 12 at 8PM ET/PT on NBC.
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Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.