James Corden to host the Grammys | Taking over from LL Cool J

James Corden to host the Grammys

Taking over from LL Cool J

James Corden is to host the Grammy Awards.

The comic turned chat show host takes over from LL Cool J, who has fronted the broadcast for the past five years.

He said he was 'truly honoured' to land the job, saying: 'It's the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.'

Corden has become linked to music thanks to the Carpool Karaoke feature on his Late Late Show, which has attracted A-list stars such as Adele and Michelle Obama. 

Neil Portnow, chief executive of the Recording Academy, which arranges the Grammys, said: '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.'

The co-creator of Gavin and Stacey, Corden has already proved his mettle behind the lectern, having hosted the Tony Awards for Broadway shows last June – as well as the Brits from 2011 to 2014..

The 2017 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 12 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and be broadcast on CBS, the home of his talk show. Nominees will be announced on December 6.

Published: 22 Nov 2016

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