The award-nominated comedian will be hosting for the first time.
While it is a little weird to be thinking about award shows while none of us can still see each other in person, the music industry is still churning out quality tunes that have gone a long way toward keeping all of us sane. As such, it is perfectly reasonable to still have a night dedicated to honoring those passionate few that fill our ears with wonder, and to host that event, we’ll be having someone who fills our hearts with laughter.
The Academy announced today that their host for the 63rd Grammy Awards will be none other than television personality and Grammy-nominated comedian Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show. While this won’t be the first time Noah attends the awards, it will be his first time hosting them.
“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!”
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
“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,” Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said. “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 Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 on CBS. As for what the show will actually look like, considering the obvious, the Academy currently has several contingency plans in place that will be employed depending on how big of an audience they’re permitted.