MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday November 23, 2016
Award-winning host and performer James Corden to host
THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
Music’s biggest night to air live and first on FOX8 in 2017
Monday, February 13 from 12.00pm
James Corden, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning host of CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden, will host the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking his first year as master of ceremonies for music’s biggest night.
Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live and first on FOX8 from midday on Monday, February 13, 2017.
Corden is an acclaimed host, performer, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theatre, film and comedy. Since he took the helm of The Late Late Show in March 2015, the show has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program, achieved its highest ratings since the show’s inception in 1995, and become known for ground-breaking videos and sketches, including the viral phenomenon, Carpool Karaoke. The segment has featured music superstars Adele, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John and Justin Bieber, among others, and set YouTube records, with nearly 2 billion views and more than 8 million subscribers. The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special.
Corden came to American late-night television with a growing list of award-winning and critically acclaimed credits, including a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors on Broadway and a BAFTA Award for the U.K. television series Gavin & Stacey, which he co-created and co-wrote. In 2016, Corden hosted the 70th Annual Tony Awards, which had its largest audience in 15 years. In addition, he has hosted England’s Brit Awards four times.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air live and first on FOX8 from midday on Monday, February 13, 2017.