A familiar face on the late-night talk circuit will be the host of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Variety reports that James Corden, host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” has landed the gig.
CBS broadcasts the annual ceremony, with the upcoming event set for Feb. 12.
“Corden will take over Grammy-hosting duties from hip-hop artist and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star LL Cool J, who departs after a five-year run,” Variety reports. “Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment on ‘The Late Late Show’ has featured some of music’s biggest stars, including Adele, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John and Justin Bieber.”
The report quotes Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow saying: “Thanks to ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ we’ve all been on some incredible rides with James, and The Recording Academy couldn’t be more excited to welcome his passion and enthusiasm for music, both as an entertainer and a fan, to the Grammy stage on February 12. He’s got big shoes to fill after the magnificent run we had with LL Cool J, but James Corden is a commanding, dynamic showman who, we believe, is perfect to host the Grammy Awards.”