The Recording Academy® and CBS announced yesterday that host of The Late Late Show and “Carpool Karaoke” creator James Corden is to host the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Corden, having two Emmy’s, a Tony Award and a BAFTA award, has also hosted the Tony’s and Brit Awards a total of four times. Many big names had much to say on the subject of James hosting including Jack Sussman of CBS Entertainment. “James Corden’s remarkable range of talents make him a star on any screen and every stage,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS Entertainment. “We see it every night on CBS, every day on YouTube and audiences are still talking about his acclaimed performance hosting the Tony’s last June. We look forward to bringing James’ exceptional showmanship, infectious energy and his undeniable kinship with music to the GRAMMY stage. At the same time,” . There’s no doubt about it that Corden has some big shoes to fill being the first host in five years that isn’t LL Cool J, but many have high hopes for the British comedian, actor and TV personnel.
“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,” said executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards Ken Ehrlich. “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.” Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.