Jaclyn Martinez/Courtesy of AK Worldwide, IncAlicia Keys knows a thing or two about the Grammys, having won 15 of them herself. Now it’s been announced that she’ll be taking the stage at next month’s telecast, not to perform, but to host the proceedings.
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” says Alicia in a statement. “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and, magic. I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It’s going ‘UP’ on February 10!”
Alicia posted a lengthy video in which she’s seen on the phone receiving the offer to host, and then excitedly telling everyone in her family, including her mom, her husband Swizz Beatz and her two sons, one of whom asks, “What’s the Grammys?” We then see her getting dressed and ready to film promos for the Grammys. At one point, all 15 of her trophies are seen lined up on a piano.
“Look at this, these are my actual babies, y’all!” she marvels. “Like, my actual babies! Ahhh! See them lookin’ all pretty up there? I mean, that’s pretty sick!”
In the video, Alicia notes of the gig, “I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women who are nominated. To me, it feels like sister vibes. And who’s the best sister on Planet Earth? Me!”
The 61st annual Grammy Awards air February 10 on CBS, live from Los Angeles.
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