Alicia Keys Jaclyn Martinez/Courtesy of AK Worldwide, Inc
The “Fallen” singer made the announcement today via a video on her YouTube channel.
“I’m soooo EXCITED to announce that I’ll be hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ?!! There’s so much in store and I CAN’T WAIT for y’all to see it ALL come to life ? Tune in on February 10th at 5PM PST / 8PM EST. Only on CBS!”
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it. And I’m just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy.
“This is a first. It’s a first. It’s amazing. And I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited. I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity to give the light back [and] to lift people up, especially all the young women who are nominated. To me, it feels like sister vibes.”