“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will host the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in January, the Recording Academy and CBS announced Tuesday.
“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. “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.”
It will be Noah’s first time hosting the awards show.
“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,” said Harvey Mason Jr., chair & interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy. “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.”
Tuesday’s announcement came just hours before nominations were scheduled to be announced for the show, which will take place at Staples Center on Jan. 31 and be broadcast on CBS.