Ariana Grande's been gracing us with her incredible voice for years, but now she's taking on an entirely new role. This week, the artist announced that she'll be a coach on season 21 of The Voice, and we can't wait to watch her mentor some aspiring stars toward the career of their dreams.
"I am so honored and excited to join The Voice family!" she gushed. "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 take their craft to the next level." Just to give you an idea of how big a fan Grande is, the show's Instagram account resurfaced this tweet from a decade ago.
And Grande's not the only one excited for this new chapter; NBCUniversal also sees this as an incredible opportunity for the series and future contestants. "As an undeniable force in pop music, Ariana's inimitable success in the music industry is extraordinary," said Jenny Groom, Executive Vice President of Unscripted Content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "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," Groom continued. "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 will be joining fellow coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton, essentially replacing former coach Nick Jonas. Although his fans are sad to see him go, Jonas wished Ariana well on Twitter, saying, "Congrats @ArianaGrande! You're going to kill it next season! Welcome to the family."
So, get ready for a whole new side of Ari on The Voice, as she takes on this new role in search of the next greatest musicians in America.