Trevor Noah is set to host the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31, 2021.
The Recording Academy and CBS announced The Daily Show host as the master of ceremonies on Tuesday (November 24). Trevor's hosting marks the award show's return to having a comedian as emcee after Alicia Keys headed up the proceedings for the past two years.
“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,” the 36-year-old said in a statement before sharing his credentials. “I think as a one-time Grammy nominee [Trevor was nominated for Best Comedy Album last year], 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 a metaphorical shoulder, I’m not trying to catch corona). See you at the 63rd Grammys!”
Recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. added, "With a knack for keeping viewers engaged and entertained, Trevor is the perfect choice to lead us through what's sure to be an incredible evening full of music, unforgettable moments, unity and inspiration. He is a dynamic host, comedian and personality, and we're thrilled to welcome him to the Grammy stage as host of music's biggest night for the first time."
The announcement comes hours before Tuesday’s 63rd Grammy Awards nominations livestream at 12:00 p.m. ET.
The 2021 Grammy Awards will air on January 31 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET