Music’s biggest night has nabbed the man behind Carpool Karaoke.
The Late Late Show‘s James Corden will be hosting the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The late-night personality — who hosted the Tony Awards in June — will be taking the reins from NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J, who hosted the awards show for five years.
“Thanks to Carpool Karaoke, we’ve all been on some incredible rides with James, and the Recording Academy couldn’t be more excited to welcome his passion and enthusiasm for music, both as an entertainer and a fan, to the GRAMMY stage,” said Neil Portnow, Recording Academy president and CEO, in a statement. “He’s got big shoes to fill after the magnificent run we had with LL COOL J, but James Corden is a commanding, dynamic showman who, we believe, is perfect to host the GRAMMY Awards.”
“I am truly honored to be hosting the GRAMMYs next year,” Corden said of the gig. “It’s the biggest, most prestigious award show in music, and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night.”
The GRAMMYs will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET on Feb. 12, 2017.
While we’ll have to wait to see what Corden has in store for GRAMMYs night, ET did chat with the Late Late Show host about booking such A-list talent for Carpool Karaoke, including Mariah Carey, Madonna and Bruno Mars. Plus, see who Corden is still trying to get in the passenger seat: