Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards in February
16 January 2019 Entertainment
The Recording Academy has announced that R&B star, Alicia Keys will host the 61st Grammys.
We’re excited to have 15-time GRAMMY winner host this year’s #GRAMMYs! 🙌
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 15, 2019
This announcement was made on Tuesday.
Keys, a 15-time Grammy winner usually attends the Grammys, but this year she’ll be there as a host for the first time.
The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony will be the 61st edition of the show.
She says in a statement, “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and magic.”
She adds that she is “especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year!”
Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the top Grammy contenders, earning eight and seven nominations apiece, respectively. Brandi Carlile is up for six awards, while Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Maren Morris and H.E.R. earned five nods each.