The rapper will provide counsel for singers entering the show's “Knockout Rounds”, which kick off on 19 April on NBC.
“Drawing from his unique experience in navigating the music and entertainment industry as a renowned rapper, producer and performer, Snoop Dogg will impart a new and fresh perspective to help the artists craft their performances,” read a statement. “Coaches alone choose the winner to advance from their team. Each coach has one steal in the Knockouts.”
Meanwhile, NBC announced on Tuesday (30 March) that Ariana Grande would be replacing Nick Jonas as a coach for next fall's season 21.
“Surprise !!! i am beyond thrilled, honored, excited to be joining @kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ season 21 of @nbcthevoice!” Grande shared on social media.
“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,” Grande said in a statement.
The Voice debuted in 2011 with Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and CeeLo Green as coaches. Others who have worked as coaches on the show over the years include Pharrell Williams, Shakira, Usher, Alicia Keys, and Gwen Stefani.
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