The Daily Show's Trevor Noah to Host the 2021 Grammys

Just hours ahead of the 2021 Grammy nominations announcement, the Recording Academy has revealed Trevor Noah will be running the show on Jan. 31. Read on for his hilarious statement.

By Samantha Schnurr Nov 24, 2020 3:30 PMTags
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Trevor Noah is going from nominee to Grammys host

The Daily Show anchor will be at the helm of the 2021 ceremony, the Recording Academy revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 24, mere hours ahead of the 2021 nominations announcement. 

"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," Noah said in a statement. "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!"

In addition to Noah's playful statement, the Recording Academy also warmly introduced their next emcee. "We're thrilled to welcome @TheDailyShow host, Emmy-winner, and GRAMMY-nominee @TrevorNoah as the host of the 63rd #GRAMMYs!" they said in a tweet. "We can't think of a better person to serve as Master of Ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night."

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With Noah newly in the role so ends Alicia Keys' reign as Grammys host, which she held for the past two years. As the late-night host mentioned, he's no stranger to being a Grammy nominee himself after earning his first nod last year for Best Comedy Album, though he lost to Dave Chappelle.

Meanwhile, Billie Eilish swept the top awards in 2020. As for who will be the big contenders in 2021, fans will just have to stay tuned as the nominees are set to be announced on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET.  

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 63rd show will go on with a broadcast on Jan. 31, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.