Alicia Keys to Return as Grammys Host

The 62nd Grammy Awards on CBS are set for late January

Last Updated: November 14, 2019 @ 8:19 AM

Alicia Keys will return to host the Grammys, marking her second year as emcee for the CBS awards show.

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will air live coast-to-coast on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, starting at 8/7c on CBS. “Music’s Biggest Night” will take place at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

“At first, I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host of the Grammy Awards,” Keys said in a statement. “Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world, and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music.”

“Alicia Keys is the ultimate musically credible MC and talent who brings everything you’d want to hosting big event television,” Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music and live events at CBS Entertainment, said. “Alicia [sic] 2019 raised the bar to the next level, and I have no doubt Alicia 2020 will take ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ to all new heights.”

“From Best New Artist recipient to Grammy Award host, Alicia Keys has been a beacon of artistry within the music community for more than two decades,” Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan continued. “Last year was a testament to her compelling creativity, and we are thrilled that she will return to the Grammy stage as our host. Anything can happen. You don’t want to miss it!”

“From the opening of last year’s Grammys, it was clear Alicia was the perfect host,” longtime executive producer Ken Ehrlich added.

Keys took the over for James Corden, who hosted the show when it was held in New York City.

The “Fallin'” singer also follows in the footsteps of Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell as the only female star to have hosted the Grammys more than once. Whoopi Goldberg and Queen Latifah are the only other two women to have hosted the music awards.

Keys has won 15 Grammy Awards since her debut album was released in 2001.

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