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Ken Ehrlich To Produce His 40th And Final GRAMMY Awards For CBS On January 26

Then in 2021, Ben Winston, known for The Late Late Show with James Corden and Carpool Karaoke, takes the reins for Music's Biggest Night.
Posted on Jul 17, 2019 | 08:30am
The GRAMMY Awards® are always a memorable affair. Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich has made sure of it since 1980!

Ehrlich will return to oversee the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards when it broadcasts live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on CBS and CBS All Access. His 40th time producing Music's Biggest Night® is quite a milestone—and will also be his grand finale with the telecast.

Ben Winston will take the helm as Executive Producer of the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2021. A six-time Emmy Award winner and a 22-time nominee, Winston's Executive Producer credits include The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he also co-created Carpool Karaoke and Drop the Mic.

Ehrlich's four-decade run has given us some iconic moments and made the show a must-see year after year, packed with tributes and performances featuring beloved musicians, actors, and other awe-inspiring artists.

“It's called 'Music's Biggest Night' for a reason, and one of those reasons is Ken Ehrlich," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President for Specials, Music, and Live Events at CBS. "Every musical artist from every genre wants to be known as a GRAMMY winner, but for the viewing audience, it is those once in a lifetime 'GRAMMY Moments' that are unforgettable—and we have Ken Ehrlich to thank for that."

Calling the awards show one of the highlights of his professional life, Ehrlich thanked the Recording Academy and CBS, acknowledging that, "I have also been the happy recipient of having an incredible group of people who have worked on the show over the years, and of course the most amazing cadre of musical artists who bring their own creativity and brilliance to the GRAMMY stage year after year."

Turning his eye to the future, Ehrlich added, "I want to wish my successor, Ben, the best as he assumes the Executive Producer role. I am confident that his abilities in all aspects of production will both ensure the legacy of The GRAMMY Awards and also instill a new creative direction for the show."

As he looks forward to taking the baton, Winston said that he was honored and noted, "I feel excitement and nerves in equal measure on taking on this role, but mostly I feel immense gratitude to the Recording Academy for this wonderful opportunity. I also want to salute Ken, who has done an absolutely remarkable job of the last 40 years."

Watch the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® when it's broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on CBS and CBS All Access.