This marks the first year that the “Carpool Karaoke” singer, James Corden, will be the master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night, which will broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12th, 2017, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT.
“I am truly honored to be hosting the GRAMMYs next year,” said Corden in a press release. “It’s the biggest, most prestigious award show in music, and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.”
Throughout his career, Corden has proven himself to be a man of many talents both on stage and on screen—from receiving a Tony Award for his performance in One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway to winning a BAFTA Television Award for his comedy Gavin & Stacey. The Late Late Show presenter, whose Carpool Karaoke segment has become a global hit, will take over from long-running host LL Cool J.
Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow said, “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 12th. “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.”
Corden added, “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.” Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich commented: “James Corden is a captivating host, and I have no doubt that his musical background, personal charm and comedic instincts will resonate with our audience. For the past five years, we’ve been fortunate to have had LL Cool J host our show, and I trust that James will bring the same professionalism and charisma to music’s biggest night.”
Watch the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, February 12th, 2017, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on CBS.