On Tuesday, the Recording Academy announced that South Africa’s very own Trevor Noah will host the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards which are set to take place on Sunday, 31 January 2021.
The Emmy Award-winning host of The Daily Show said that he is thrilled to be hosting the ‘auspicious’ event.
“Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the GRAMMYs have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event,” Noah said in a statement.
“I think as a one-time GRAMMY nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award! (This is metaphorical shoulder, I’m not trying to catch corona.) See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!”
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In another statement, George Cheeks - CBS Entertainment Group President and Chief Executive Officer - said that Trevor’s comedy talents, engaging energy, and unique perspective make him the perfect host for the GRAMMYs.
“At the same time, it’s very exciting to have one of our biggest ViacomCBS stars [take] centre stage for one of CBS’s marquee events,” he added.
While the awards are only taking place in January next year, fans can look forward to the GRAMMY nominations livestream which will take place on Tuesday, 24 November at 12:00 Eastern Time (19:00 Central African Time) on grammy.com.