Alicia Keys To Host 2019 Grammy Awards
By Paris Close
January 15, 2019
Alicia Keys is your host for the 2019 Grammy Awards!
The singer-songwriter broke the news via a 9-minute announcement video (below) on her personal YouTube channel early Tuesday morning (January 15). In the description beneath the clip, it reads: "I’m soooo EXCITED to announce that I’ll be hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards!! There’s so much in store and I CAN’T WAIT for y’all to see it ALL come to life."
The 61st annual awards celebration, which honors the best in music artistry, will air from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 10 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
"I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy," Keys said of the opportunity 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. I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It’s going UP on Feb. 10!"
It's a significant honor for the multi-instrumentalist, who has claimed 15 Grammy awards throughout the course of her career. In 2002, Keys won five Grammys in a single night — including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, and Best R&B Album — for her 2001 debut studio album Songs in A Minor.
(See the full list of nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards here.)
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