James Corden will host The 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
CBS announced the news on Tuesday morning.
“I am truly honored to be hosting The Grammys next year,” James said in a statement. “It’s the biggest, most prestigious award show in music, and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.”
This will be James’ first year as host. Earlier this year, the “Late Late Show” host helmed the Tony Awards.
“Thanks to ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ we’ve all been on some incredible rides with James, and The Recording Academy couldn’t be more excited to welcome his passion and enthusiasm for music, both as an entertainer and a fan, to the Grammy stage on Feb. 12,” Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement. “He’s got big shoes to fill after the magnificent run we had with LL Cool J, but James Corden is a commanding, dynamic showman who, we believe, is perfect to host the Grammy Awards.”
The Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 on CBS.
— Jolie Lash