James Corden Is Taking Over For LL Cool J And Hosting The Grammys
Carpool Karaoke star James Corden is having a moment, y'all.
On the heels of a superstar performance hosting the 2016 Tony Awards this past June, James Corden is reportedly slated to take over for LL Cool J and host the 2017 Grammy Awards in February.
Speaking via a press release on the honor of hosting the 59th installment of the Grammys, Corden said,
It's the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.
Believe it or not, LL Cool J has hosted the past five Grammy Awards, but CBS announced Tuesday the “Late Late Show” host will be taking over the MC reigns.
CBS Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live events Jack Sussman spoke on the decision to name Corden this year's host:
James Corden's remarkable range of talents make him a star on any screen and every stage.
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.
I think it's safe to say we're all looking forward to Corden's performance.
Grammy Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich reportedly addressed the hosting transition from LL Cool J to James Corden. He said,
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.
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.
You'll always be the man, LL Cool J, but I'm very excited to see what James Corden will bring to the Grammys stage on Sunday, February 12.
Citations: James Corden to host 2017 Grammys (Mashable)
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