The next host for the Grammy Awards has been announced and that host is… James Corden. The awards show, which has been hosted by the very suave LL Cool J every year since 2011, will take place on February 12th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
James Corden is obviously honored and surprised that he was chosen, however he’s a pro at hosting award shows considering that he’s hosted “The Brit Awards” from 2011 to 2014. In America, he’s risen to fame since “The Late Late show” debuted last year. Not only is he a funny host but he has a special way of interviewing some of his most iconic musical guests with a segment we’re sure you’ve heard of called “Carpool Karaoke”.
In some of the most memorable ones, James Corden has driven along with Sir Elton John, Adele, Bieber, Chris Martin, Lady Gaga, Sia, Britney Spears and he made a special exception for the first lady Michelle Obama. Most recently it was announced that Bruno Mars and Madonna will be up next on the segment that’s racked up over two billion plays on Youtube and is preparing to become a full standalone series.
James Corden has also hosted the Tony Awards and won an Emmy Award in September for the talk show. He released a statement saying “It’s the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night” when the news broke that he would be hosting the Grammys.
According to BBC News, the executive of the Recording Academy of the awards said “[James] has 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.”