Alicia Keys to Host 2019 Grammy Awards

Variety | 1/15/2019 | Jem Aswad
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Alicia Keys will be hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards, the singer announced this morning via a video on her YouTube channel.

“I’m soooo EXCITED to announce that I’ll be hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards !! There’s so much in store and I CAN’T WAIT for y’all to see it ALL come to life Tune in on February 10th at 5PM PST / 8PM EST. Only on CBS!”

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The Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 10 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The broadcast will air live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The home-made but elaborate nine-minute video shows Keys being told over the phone that she’s hosting, then telling friends, staff, her mother, husband Swizz Beatz (who’s in bed), and young children (who are nonplussed), and then trying on outfits.

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Keys, who has won 15 Grammy Awards, was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women event in New York last April for co-launching Keep a Child Alive, a nonprofit aimed at combating the physical, social and economic impacts of HIV. In her acceptance speech, she spoke about the inequality that women face in the workplace and the world — and also at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

“Look at all the action that’s around us: women running for office in record numbers, women banding together in the entertainment industry, women demanding an end to disparity in the music industry like equal representation on the Grammy stage,” she said.

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“We were told we need to step up. Well, you feel that step up now?”

By hosting the 2019 awards — which include a notably larger number of female nominees — Keys becomes part of the solution.

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“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” Keys said in the official Grammy announcement. “I’m so excited to be the...
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