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James Corden will host the 59th Grammy Awards


By Minda Smiley | Reporter

November 22, 2016 | 2 min read

Comedian James Corden is set to host the 59th annual Grammy Awards next year.

Credit: The Grammys

Credit: The Grammys

He replaces LL Cool J, who has hosted the annual music ceremony for the past five years.

Corden, who took over as host of CBS’s ‘The Late Late Show’ last year, is known for his viral segment ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ which has featured artists including Lady Gaga, Elton John and Mariah Carey.

"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 Feb. 12," said Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow in a statement. "He's got big shoes to fill after the magnificent run we had with LL Cool J, but James is a commanding, dynamic showman who is perfect to host the Grammy Awards."

"I am truly honored to be hosting the Grammys next year," said Corden in a statement. "It's the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night."

Corden hosted the 70th annual Tony Awards this year and also recently hosted the Ad Council’s Public Service Award dinner.

The Grammy Awards will take place next year on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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