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Comedian, actor and one of South Africa biggest international entertainment exports of the 21st century, Trevor Noah, has been announced as the host of the 63rd Grammy Awards in 2021.
Noah, who currently hosts The Daily Show, will host the awards on Sunday, 31st January.
CBS and The Recording Academy confirmed that Emmy Award-winning Trevor Noah will host the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, a first for Noah. The big event will air on CBS and CBS All Access.
"Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event," said Trevor Noah. "I think as a one-time Grammy nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award! (This is a metaphorical shoulder. I’m not trying to catch Corona). See you at the 63rd Grammys!!"
"With a knack for keeping viewers engaged and entertained, Trevor is the perfect choice to lead us through what’s sure to be an incredible evening full of music, unforgettable moments, unity and inspiration," said Harvey Mason Jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "He is a dynamic host, comedian and personality, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Grammy stage as host of Music's Biggest Night for the first time."
"Trevor’s comedy talents, engaging energy and unique perspective make him the perfect host for the Grammys,"said CBS Entertainment Group President and Chief Executive Officer George Cheeks. "At the same time, it's very exciting to have one of our biggest ViacomCBS stars center stage for one of CBS’ marquee events. With Trevor hosting and The Late Late Show’s Ben Winston producing, it’s yet another example of our combined company's power in music, entertainment and the biggest live events."
The 63rd Grammy Awards are produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy. Ben Winston is the executive producer, Jesse Collins and Raj Kapoor are co-executive producers, Fatima Robinson, Josie Cliff and David Wild are producers, Patrick Menton is the talent producer and Hamish Hamilton will direct.