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Alicia Keys just announced this morning that she will be hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards. This will be the 15-time Grammy winners first time hosting the event.
She announced the news via her YouTube channel in a super cute video with obvious excitement. She wrote in the captions “I’m soooo EXCITED to announce that I’ll be hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ✨!! There’s so much in store and I CAN’T WAIT for y’all to see it ALL come to life 💜 Tune in on February 10th at 5PM PST / 8PM EST. Only on CBS!”
This is a big year for music as there is a notably large number of female nominees. Although Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead in Grammy nominations, female artists are dominating in the 4 major categories: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
Keys told Entertainment Tonight’s, Kevin Frazier, “This is my first time. I am thrilled! It’s a little bit of a second home to me. And I feel so blessed to be able to be coming now, just in support of so many amazing people that are honored — especially so many women that are [going to be] honored — and are gonna be celebrated that night.”
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, February 10th at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.