James Corden to present Grammy Awards
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) British actor and comedian James Corden, who hosts “The Late Late Show”, will host the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
The star of “The Late Late Show”, which broadcasts the yearly music awards show, Corden will take over Grammy-hosting duties from hip-hop artist and “NCIS: Los Angeles” star LL Cool J, who departs after a five-year run, reports variety.com.
Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment on “The Late Late Show” has featured some of music’s biggest stars, including Adele, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Elton John and Justin Bieber.
“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,” said Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow.
“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,” Portnow added.
Corden said: “I am truly honoured to be hosting The Grammys next year. It’s the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.”
Corden earned stellar reviews for his work hosting the Tony Awards in June. His “Late Late Show,” which he joined as host in 2015, earned an Emmy Award in September for outstanding interactive programme.
The Grammys are set to be broadcast live from Staples Center here on February 12.