It has been announced that James Corden will host the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. James will be taking over for LL Cool J who has been hosting the show for the past five years.
The Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow released a statement about the decision.
“Thanks to ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ we’ve all been on some incredible rides with James, and The Recording Academy couldn’t be more excited to welcome his passion and enthusiasm for music, both as an entertainer and a fan, to the Grammy stage on February 12. He’s got big shoes to fill after the magnificent run we had with LL Cool J, but James Corden is a commanding, dynamic showman who, we believe, is perfect to host the Grammy Awards.”
James joined the Emmy Award-winning Late, Late Show as a host in 2015, and got great reviews after hosting the Tony Awards on CBS in June. His Carpool Karaoke YouTube show has been record breaking for the platform with over two billion views.
Ken Ehrlich the executive producer of the Grammy’s also spoke out about the new addition.
“James Corden is a captivating host, and I have no doubt that his musical background, personal charm and comedic instincts will resonate with our audience. For the past five years, we’ve been fortunate to have had LL Cool J host our show, and I trust that James will bring the same professionalism and charisma to Music’s Biggest Night.”
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