Miley Cyrus Joins 'The Voice' As Coach No Gwen in Season 11

3/25/2016 5:34 PM PDT

Miley Cyrus is getting the chair.  We've learned she'll be a coach on "The Voice" Season 11.

It's a big deal for lots of reasons. It's an extremely high-profile show, and producers have decided not to rotate Gwen Stefani back into a coaching role, currently held by Christina Aguilera.

Our sources connected with the show say Miley will be a key player because she appeals to the desired TV demo.

It also means Shakira's on the back burner. 

Miley will be joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys.  Pharrell will not be returning.