James Corden to present 2017 Grammys

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The Late Late Show host, known for his star-studded Carpool Karaoke segments, will take over from LL Cool J, who has hosted the last five years

James Corden will host the 2017 Grammy awards.

The actor and host of The Late Late Show will hijack the 59 th annual music awardings, taking over from LL Cool J, who has hosted for the last five years.

I am truly honored to be hosting the Grammys next year, Corden said, according to Variety. Its the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.

Corden, who originally gained fame in the UK with the sitcom Gavin and Stacey, has gained strong reviews for his new incarnation as a chatshow host, winning an Emmy earlier this year for outstanding interactive program. His star-studded segment Carpool Karaoke has been a big success, with more than 2bn opinions on YouTube.

He also has experience with awards shows after hosting the Brit awards 5 times, as well as the Tonys earlier this year.

Thanks to Carpool Karaoke, weve all been on some incredible rides with James, and the Recording Academy couldnt be more excited to greet his passion and exuberance for music, both as an entertainer and a fan, to the Grammy stage on February 12, said Neil Portnow, CEO of the Recording Academy. Hes 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.

The nominations for next years Grammys will be announced 6 December.

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