Fresh off his acclaimed turn as host of the Tonys, James Corden will emcee the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Variety reports.
Corden, host of CBS’ The Late Late Show, will preside over the awards telecast on Sunday, Feb. 12 (8/7c). He succeeds hip-hop artist-turned-NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J, who has hosted the Grammys since 2012.
“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 February 12,” said Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow. “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.”
“I am truly honored to be hosting The Grammys next year,” Corden 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.”