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Alicia Keys To Host The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards

The 15-time GRAMMY Award winner will be the master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Posted on Jan 15, 2019 | 06:30am
Music's Biggest Night® just got bigger, as CBS and The Recording Academy have announced the host of the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®: 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys! 

The event, which will mark Keys' first turn as master of ceremonies, will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

WATCH: Alicia Keys Can't Wait To Host The 2019 GRAMMY Awards

Keys is truly a modern-day Renaissance woman.

In addition to her 15 GRAMMY Awards as a singer/songwriter/musician/producer, she is also an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, a film/television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. 

Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, Songs In A Minor, Keys has sold more than 30 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments.

"I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I'm going to bring that vibe and energy," said Keys. "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 February 10!"

READ: The Complete List Of 2019 GRAMMY Award Nominations

"A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "Throughout her exciting career, I have watched her become a powerful force within the music industry and beyond. As an artist who speaks to the power of music for good, a role model, and a spokesperson for change, we are thrilled to have her on board for what's sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY Awards."

"Alicia is one of those rare artists who meld true musical genius with heartfelt emotional lyrics to create a unique approach to everything she does. We have no doubt that she'll bring all of that as she guides millions of GRAMMY viewers through what we believe will be a very special show in February," said longtime GRAMMY Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich.

To find out who will take home the coveted golden gramophones this year, be sure to watch the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, which will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on CBS and CBS All Access