Alicia Keys to host 2019 Grammys in February
Alicia Keys has been announced as the host for the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Unlike a certain other vacant awards-show hosting gig, the Grammys have theirs all booked with a surprising choice. Alicia Keys will host the 2019 Grammys, replacing James Corden, who hosted the past two years.
Keys becomes only the fifth woman to ever host the show, following Queen Latifah in 2005, Rosie O’Donnell in 2000 and 1999, Ellen DeGeneres in 1997 and 1996, and Whoopi Goldberg in 1992. (Before Corden, LL Cool J somehow hosted for six consecutive years.)
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” she said in a press release. “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power, and magic. I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It’s going ‘UP’ on February 10!”
Neil Portnow added in a statement, “A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show.” The Grammys take place on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.