Alicia Keys to Host 61st Grammy Awards

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The 15-time Grammy winner will host the present on Feb. 10

Alicia Keys would be the host of the 61st Grammy Awards. Fifteen-time Grammy winner Keys posted a video of the second she came upon that she'd been picked to host the Feb. 10 present on Tuesday morning (Jan. 15), captioning the clip, "I'm soool EXCITED to announce that I'll be internet hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards!! There's a lot in retailer and I CAN'T WAIT for y'all to see it ALL come to life." 

In the nine-minute video, Keys hops on a cellphone name with outgoing Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow, who talks about how thrilling it's to have so many feminine artists nominated and acting on the present. "What would you say if I instructed you that you've an opportunity to host the entire rattling factor?" he says to her shock. "Wait, what? Are you severe?" Keys then begins dancing and shouting "yeah!" earlier than joking, "wait, what if I don't wish to do it?" Watch Keys clown round with some golden gramophones, name her tremendous excited mother, break the information to husband Swizz Beatz and the couple's not-that-impressed kids and go to some wardrobe fittings.

"I do know what it feels wish to be on that stage, and I’m going to deliver that vibe and power," mentioned Keys in an announcement. "I'm so excited to be the grasp of ceremonies on the largest night time in music and rejoice the creativity, energy and, magic. I'm particularly excited for all of the unimaginable ladies nominated this yr! It's going up on February 10!"

Portnow added in an announcement, "A dynamic artist with the uncommon mixture of groundbreaking expertise and keenness for her craft, Alicia Keys is the right alternative as host for our present. Throughout her thrilling profession, I've watched her turn into a robust drive inside the music trade and past. As an artist who speaks to the facility of music for good, a task mannequin, and a spokesperson for change, we're thrilled to have her on board for what's certain to be an unforgettable GRAMMY Awards."

Kendrick Lamar leads this yr's nominees with eight nods, and Drake follows with seven. Producer Boi-1da and Brandi Carlile earned six apiece, making Carlile essentially the most nominated lady on the 2019 Grammys. Cardi B, Childish Gambino, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, Maren Morris, producer Sounwave and mastering engineer Mike Bozzi comply with with 5 nods.

The 61st Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS at eight p.m. ET/5 p.m. P.T.