Music superstar Alicia Keys has been announced as the host for the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Having won 15 Grammys herself, we’re sure Alicia Keys will feel right at home during the ceremony.
Seventeen years after taking home the Grammy for Best New Artist, and taking home the prize in four other categories in 2002, the veteran singer is set to return to the prestigious stage once again. But, this time, as the master of ceremonies.
As confirmed, Keys has been tapped to host the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which is set to air live on CBS on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. This year marks its return to the Staples Center, a year after taking place in New York City.
Keys shared the news through a short behind-the-scenes documentary by taking her fans on a journey from the moment she first got the call through the gig manifesting itself, as she explained the magnitude of the opportunity to her and Swizz Beatz’s kids.
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” Keys says in the clip. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first – it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think its perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited. I feel really good about it because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” Keys added in a press release. “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power, and magic. I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It’s going ‘UP’ on February 10.