The 15-time Grammy winner and former Voice coach is taking over hosting duties from James Corden for this year's ceremony, with Portnow praising her as "an artist who speaks to the power of music for good, a role model, and a spokesperson for change" when the announcement was made.
"I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I'm going to bring that vibe and energy," Keys told E! News 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 Feb. 10!"