Alicia Keys to Host Grammy Awards for Second Time

LOS ANGELES - FEB 10: Alicia Keys at the 61st Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA– (Credit: Shutterstock)

Alicia Keys is coming back.

After hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, the singer-songwriter will emcee the show once again in 2020.

“At first, I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host,” Keys said Wednesday in a statement. “Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music.”

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Recording Academy President Deborah Dugan added that she’s thrilled to welcome the 15-time Grammy winner back as host.

“From Best New Artist recipient to Grammy Award host, Alicia Keys has been a beacon of artistry within the music community for more than two decades,” said Dugan. “Last year was a testament to her compelling creativity and we are thrilled that she will return to the Grammy stage as our host.”

Keys is among only a handful of women who have hosted the Grammys, including Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, and Queen Latifah.

Nominees will be announced on Nov. 20. The 62nd Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.