Trevor Noah has been announced as the host for the 2021 Grammy Awards.
For the Grammys, the move marks a return to having a comedian head up the proceedings after Alicia Keys served as host for the past two years.
Bolstering his credentials, however, Noah does have one Grammy nomination to his name, scoring a look for Best Comedy Album last year (although he lost to Dave Chappelle).
“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!”
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT.