James Corden Will Host The 2017 Grammy Awards

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be hosted by someone other than LL Cool J.

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The Late Late Show star James Corden will replace longtime host LL Cool J for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017, Billboard points out. Corden has a strong background in musical theater and won a Tony award in 2012 for his lead role in the Broadway run of One Man, Two Guvnors. His "Carpool Karaoke" segment has become extremely popular since its inception in 2011 and featured Adele, Michelle Obama, and more.

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"I am truly honored to be hosting The Grammys next year," Corden said in a statement. "It's the biggest, most prestigious award show in music, and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night."

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2017.

November 22, 2016
James Corden Will Host The 2017 Grammy Awards