November 22, 2016


James Corden to Host 2017 Grammys

Gregg DeGuire/WireImage
Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

James Corden is set to host the 2017 Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. Of course, like Corden's The Late Late Show, the ceremony will air on CBS.

Variety revealed the news on Tuesday morning. This means that LL Cool J, the Grammys' recent de facto host, will be free that night.

Here's what Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow had to say about the news:

"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.”

Corden, who previously hosted the Tony Awards in June, is over the moon about his new gig: "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.”

So, whip out those mics and put on a tux. It's about to get Grammy-oke.