The 59th Annual Grammy Awards broadcasts live on both coasts from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, February 12th, 2017 at 8pm ET, 5pm PT
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/02/12 – “I’m so happy about it, I feel incredible nervous, I feel really excited.” says The 59th Annual Grammy Awards host James Corden. “I think I might be the first Grammy host who will also win a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz, from my album Un Poco James Corden Live in Barcelona. Also I’m gonna be taking over from LL Cool J who has been the best host and is the greatest guy. He has been so kind and lovely to me. I feel very honored and scared to be stepping into his steps.”
“It’s important to The Recording Academy that the Grammy stage showcases artists across all disciplines and genres,” says Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow. “We take pride in our ability to elevate the best in music while, at the same time, introducing audiences to sounds and songs they’d previously not heard. As fans’ access to music has increased, their appetite for variety has expanded. This year’s lineup already reflects that and we’re still not done.”
Award-winning host and performer James Corden is to host for the first time on Music’s Biggest Night, replacing the night’s host LL Cool J after five consecutive years on the job. Corden is known for hosting the Tony Awards and The Late Late Show.
Corden’s Carpool Karaoke sketch driving through the streets of London with pop singer Adele has received over 135 million views and stood out as the biggest YouTube viral video of 2016. The sketch has since included different cities, several music artists and personalities such as former First Lady Michelle Obama. With Corden as host, The Late Late Show has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards: Best Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series, and Outstanding Variety Special.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards hosted by James Corden, this year counts with performances by current seven-time Gramm nominee Chance The Rapper, two-time Grammy winner Little Big Town, and current two-time Grammy nominee Sturgill Simpson. Two-time current Grammy nominee William Bell along with Grammy winner Gary Clark Jr. take the stage for a special collaborative performance.
William Bell is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best American Album. Chance The Rapper is nominated for Best Rap Album, Best New Artist, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Performance. He’s also nominated three times in the Best Rap Song category. Simpson is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
Previously announced performers include Adele, Daft Punk, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Maren Morris, Anderson Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and The Weeknd.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
The Recording Academy Established in 1957 is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards.