Alicia Keys Will Host the 2019 Grammys
Music’s biggest night has found its host. The 61st annual Grammy Awards are set to take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019, with Alicia Keys taking the stage to oversee the iconic awards ceremony.
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” Keys said 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.”
Keys also shared the news in an Instagram post showing her holding a Grammys statue. The singer/songwriter has won 15 Grammys and earned 29 nominations over the course of her career, and she told ET that she’s looking forward to taking in the night from a different perspective.
“It’s a little bit of a second home to me,” the former Voice judge said. “I feel so blessed to be able to be coming now, just in support of so many amazing people that are honored — especially so many women that are [going to be] honored — and are gonna be celebrated that night.”
Keys isn’t the only one looking to see how the Recording Academy attempts to make up for 2018’s #GrammysSoMale disaster. The 2019 nominations‘ top categories are dominated by female nominees, and while telecast details have yet to be announced, choosing Keys — the first female host since Queen Latifah in 2005 — is a promising start.
“Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show,” Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said in a statement. “Throughout her exciting career, I have watched her become a powerful force within the music industry and beyond. As an artist who speaks to the power of music for good, a role model, and a spokesperson for change, we are thrilled to have her on board for what’s sure to be an unforgettable Grammy Awards.”
The 2019 Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, February 10, on CBS.
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