Not James Corden, but Alicia Keys will be responsible for the presentation of the Grammy Awards 2019. That made the singer known herself. The award show will take place on 10 February in Los Angeles.
Keys, who won a Grammy 15 times, says she is very excited to be able to present the music show. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I will bring a good vibe and a lot of energy,” she says in the press release. “I am especially happy for all the great women nominated this year!” Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow is also happy with the recruitment of Keys. “During her exciting career, I saw her become an important force within the music industry. She is an artist who uses the power of music for good, and a role model and a spokesman for change, and so we are very happy to have her there. It will undoubtedly be an unforgettable award show.”
This year the Grammies made a major change. In the four main categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist), the number of nominees was increased from five to eight. In this way, the organization wanted to ensure that the number of nominated women increased, something they have always criticized in recent years. Their operation turned out to work, because a lot more women were nominated for the most important prizes, including Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa.
Lamar and Drake are most likely to win a Grammy Award, and have been nominated for eight and seven prizes, respectively. Rapper Post Malone was posthumously nominated for album of the year.