Alicia Keys will once again be taking the Grammy Awards stage as host. CBS and the Recording Academy announced the 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter has signed on to host the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards set for Sunday, January 26, 2020. The music industry’s biggest awards show will air live on CBS from Staples Center in Los Angeles beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
The announcement was accompanied by a minute and a half video featuring 2020 Grammy Awards host Alicia Keys talking to her 2019 Grammy Awards host self.
The 2019 Grammys marked the first time the popular artist hosted an awards show, and it will be interesting to see if Keys can top her 2019 Grammy Awards opener. Keys set the bar high by featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Jada Pinkett Smith in her opening monologue.
“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,” said Keys. “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,” said Jack Sussman, EVP, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. “Alicia 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,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan. “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,” said executive producer Ken Ehrlich. “While her commitment to the show and musical genius are undeniable, her remarkable ability to guide our live audience and millions more at home was striking. Having worked with her on all of her Grammy appearances, there’s a magic between Alicia and the show, and we are certain this year will make that even more apparent.”
Nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards will be announced on Wednesday, November 20th at 8:20am ET.