South African comedian and host of The Daily Show an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program that looks at the day’s top headlines through a sharp, reality-based lens, Trevor Noah was recently announced as the host for the 63rd Grammys which will be broadcast on Sunday, January 31st of next year on American television network, CBS. The awards show will also be live-streamed and made accessible via the Grammys’ official website.
This will mark an end to American musician Alicia Keys‘ two-year role as Master of Ceremonies and see a comedian returning to the stage as host of the awards show.
“Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event. I think as a one-time Grammy nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I, too, know the pain of not winning the award! (This is a metaphorical shoulder, I’m not trying to catch corona). See you at the 63rd Grammys!”
Harvey Mason Junior, chair and interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy has described Noah as a “dynamic host, comedian and personality” and echoed that the academy is “thrilled to welcome him to the Grammy stage as host of Music’s Biggest Night for the first time,” according to Variety.
Noah himself was previously nominated for a Grammy last year in the “Best Comedy Album” category for his Son of Patricia production. The nomination followed shortly after he had become the first African comedian ever to completely sell-out New York’s Madison Square Garden.