Keys, who has won 15 Grammys, shared a video of when she found out she was selected to host the awards.
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work and be recognized for it,” Keys said.” 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!”
The Grammys posted a video of Keys to make the official announcement.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 15, 2019
“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,” Outgoing Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement. “Throughout her exciting career, I have watched her become a powerful force within the music industry and beyond.”
The 61st Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb 10 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST.