SURPRISE! Ariana Grande to replace Nick Jonas on ‘The Voice’ Season 21: Here is all the scoop from the NBC show
Nick Jonas fans, get set for heartbreak... it's time for Ariana Grande to take the stage! The ‘Thank U, Next’ singer — who began her career at age 15 on a Broadway musical — unleashed the jaw-dropping shocker on Twitter on March 30 morning. The good news was met with much astonishment. The Grammy Award winner's words were met with much astonishment and fans couldn't believe they would get to see the singer in the upcoming Fall 2021 cycle of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ as a coach.
“Surprise !!! I am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice! 🤍 @nickjonas we will miss you,” a tweet posted on her official account read. In no time, her tweet racked up millions of retweets and likes.
surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice ! 🤍 @nickjonas we will miss you pic.twitter.com/BAmaXxDVLp— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 30, 2021
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‘I can’t wait to go head-to-head with the incredible coaches’
Expressing her delight, Ariana said, “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.”
“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. 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.”
Why is Ariana Grande replacing Nick Jonas?
Shedding light on the major shocker, a source told Page Six, “Ariana is a huge fan of The Voice and her management team has been negotiating to get her on the show for a while. She is replacing Nick Jonas, who is a [coach] on the current season, but he 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.”
Grande — whose international fan base of “Arianators” has only paved the way for success to become one of the biggest pop superstars of our generation — will be joined by returning iconic coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton, along with host Carson Daly, a press release revealed.
BEST SURPRISE EVER!
Many fans couldn't believe the news. "DID U GET HACKED OR SOMETHING WE NEED A VIDEO OF U SAYING THIS SO THAT WE KNOW IT IS TRUE," one excited fan wrote. The official account of The Voice confirmed it saying, "BEST SURPRISE EVER!"
DID U GET HACKED OR SOMETHING WE NEED A VIDEO OF U SAYING THIS SO THAT WE KNOW IT IS TRUE— ingvild is kamil stoch’s wife (@playboygrandee) March 30, 2021
BEST SURPRISE EVER 😘😘😘— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) March 30, 2021
Others advised her that it was not the right age to be on a reality show. "girl not this...you're still in your post-imperial pop star phase, wait until you can barely reach a top 10 single with an album to go full talent show judge mode," one tweet read. Another, however, felt that Ariana's effect would be huge. "THE VIEWERS ARE GOING TO SKYROCKET!!! ARIANAS IMPACT," one fan wrote.
girl not this...you're still in your post-imperial pop star phase, wait until you can barely reach a top 10 single with an album to go full talent show judge mode— STAND NAME: CADAVERINA (@gorebyxx) March 30, 2021
THE VIEWERS ARE GOING TO SKYROCKET!!! ARIANAS IMPACT— micah has a txt obsession ▽⁷ (@micaaaaaaaaahhh) March 30, 2021
Spotify’s most-streamed female artist
In 2020, she became the first and only artist to have five singles debut at #1 in the history of the chart. At age 27, she has delivered five platinum-selling albums and surpassed 35 billion streams – she’s Spotify’s most-streamed female artist of the past decade – while rapidly becoming one of the biggest pop stars of our generation with her powerhouse vocals and unmatched presence both on stage and with her fans. She recently won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for ‘Rain on Me’ with Lady Gaga.
The artist who will grab the red chair at a pivotal point in her career is the first to hold the top three Billboard Hot 100 spots since the Beatles in 1964 with ‘7 Rings’, ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored’, and ‘Thank U, Next’.
Why is Nick Jonas leaving?
Nick Jonas returned to the popular singing reality show for the second time as Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend resumed their coach duties. The talented crooner previously judged Season 18. If we talk about his salary on the show, Talent Recap reported that he makes somewhere close to $10 million per cycle. Sadly, country singer Gwen Stefani didn't come back this season and the last episode saw Kelsey Ballerini taking Kelly Clarkson's chair.
The Battle Rounds for Season 20 of ‘The Voice’ continue Monday, April 5 and April 12 at 8 pm ET/PT on NBC. This season marks the 10-year anniversary and the show has ranked among the top 5 most-watched alternative series for each of its 11 broadcast seasons on the air!