Comedian and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will host the 2021 Grammy Awards in January, officials with the Recording Academy said Tuesday.
The announcement came hours before officials expect to name nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which will be held Jan. 31. The show will mark Noah’s first stint as host of the Grammys.
Noah, 36, has been nominated once before for a Grammy Award, for best comedy album. Earlier this year, fellow comedian Dave Chappelle took the award for “Sticks and Stones,” beating out Noah’s “Son of Patricia.”
“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 Tuesday 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).”
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