CBS announced that 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys will host the Grammy Awards this year, marking her first year as master of ceremonies. This year’s big event will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10th on CBS.
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” said Keys. “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!”
“A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “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.”
“Alicia is one of those rare artists who melds true musical genius with heartfelt emotional lyrics to create a unique approach to everything she does. We have no doubt that she’ll bring all of that as she guides millions of GRAMMY viewers through what we believe will be a very special show in February,” said longtime GRAMMY Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich.
Not only has Alicia Keys won 15 Grammy Awards, but she is also an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, a film/television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur and an activist icon. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, Songs in A Minor, Keys has sold more than 30 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments.