The Daily Show (TDS) host and comedian, Trevor Noah, is hosting the 2021 Grammy Awards.
Emmy winner Noah revealed his excitement when he was tapped by the recording company to emcee next year’s Grammys.
“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 in a statement.
“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 Daily Show host had a Grammy nomination earlier this year for his Best Comedy Album category with “Son of Patricia”, but lost to Dave Chappelle.
No further news yet as to how the format of the event would look like, but with the ongoing pandemic, we can expect that this will be done in similar formats just like how they did during Emmys, Billboard Music Awards, and AMAs.
Recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. said, “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.”
CBS Entertainment Group president and CEO George Cheeks also added, “Trevor’s comedy talents, engaging energy and unique perspective make him the perfect host for the Grammys. At the same time, it’s very exciting to have one of our biggest ViacomCBS stars center stage for one of CBS’ marquee events. With Trevor hosting and The Late Late Show‘s Ben Winston producing, it’s yet another example of our combined company’s power in music, entertainment and the biggest live events.”
The 63rd Grammy Awards will air on Jan. 31 on CBS at 5pm PT. Watch the full nomination stream here.