He started from Soweto, now he’s here. Trevor Noah has landed one of the most prestigious gigs of his career, after the GRAMMY Awards confirmed that the comedian would host the ceremony – which will be held in January 2021.
His acerbic wit, acid tongue, and charming demeanor make South Africa’s finest export the best possible person for the job. All the biggest stars in the music industry will be competing for the much-coveted awards, and Trevor Noah will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Hey, perhaps 2020 is turning a corner after all?
We’re thrilled to welcome @TheDailyShow host, Emmy-winner, and GRAMMY-nominee @TrevorNoah as the host of the 63rd #GRAMMYs!— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 24, 2020
We can’t think of a better person to serve as Master of Ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night. ? pic.twitter.com/vbFqPbXfgl
He’s already started cracking the jokes on Tuesday. Noah, who has previously been nominated for a GRAMMY, will now have to hand over awards to other artists – whether that’s done digitally or in-person remains to be seen. But you just get the sense that our homegrown sensation is already in the mood for the glitzy affair:
“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.”
“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.) See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!”Trevor Noah
George Cheeks, CBS Entertainment Group President, and Chief Executive Officer, praised his client for the career-defining gig, singling out his ‘engaging energy’ for landing him the role:
“Trevor’s comedy talents, engaging energy and unique perspective make him the perfect host for the GRAMMYs. At the same time, it’s very exciting to have one of our biggest stars take the hosting responsibilities. It’s yet another example of our combined company’s power in music, entertainment, and the biggest live events.”
BREAKING. @Trevornoah to host the 2021 Grammy Awards on 31 January 2021: "Despite the fact that I'm 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," he says in a statement. pic.twitter.com/OM9CGNbDnm— TVwithThinus (@TVwithThinus) November 24, 2020