Popular TV host and South African comedian, Trevor Noah, has been announced as the host of the prestigious Academy Grammy music Awards for 2021.
The Recording Academy had made the announcement that “The Daily Show” host will be the host of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards event some few hours before releasing the list of the nominees.
This is Noah’s first time emceeing the show and he will be following in the footsteps of singer, Alicia Keys who hosted the last two ceremonies.
Reacting to the announcement, Trevor Noah released a statement saying;
“Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the GRAMMYs have refused to have me sing or be nominated for a best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event,”
“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 a metaphorical shoulder, I’m not trying to catch Corona). See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!”
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Check out the announcement by the recording academy here;
We can’t think of a better person to serve as Master of Ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night. ? pic.twitter.com/vbFqPbXfgl
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 24, 2020