It was revealed that Corden will host the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday the 12th of February.
The star of “The Late Late Show” on CBS, which broadcasts the music-awards show, 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.
James Corden has had huge success in 2016 with his Carpool Karaoke segment featuring the host side by side with well-known artists, singing hit songs while driving.
Corden has featured some of music’s biggest stars, including Adele, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John and Justin Bieber going on to break YouTube record, garnering nearly 2 billion views and boosting the show’s YouTube channel to more than 8 million subscribers. The segment is set to become it's own spin-off following it's global success.
“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,” said Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow.
“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.”
Corden couldn't contain his excitement stating that, “I am truly honored to be hosting The Grammys next year. It’s the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.”
Many on social media have shared their thoughts on the news:
James Corden hosting the Grammys. What an incredible rise for our Smithy pic.twitter.com/mYzvFzrCJb
I just found out james corden is gonna host the 2017 grammys he went from gavin and stacy to this and it's sorta weird but I feel proud
Yay James Corden is going to host the Grammys! I LOVE HIM!