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EntertainmentAlicia Keys says Grammys will be about the 'power of music'

18:25  08 february  2019
18:25  08 february  2019 Source:   ap.org

Alicia Keys to Host 2019 Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys to Host 2019 Grammy Awards Alicia Keys will be hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards, the singer announced this morning 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 ????

Alicia Keys will be the host of the 61st Grammy Awards. As an artist who speaks to the power of music for good, a role model, and We have no doubt that she'll bring all of that as she guides millions of GRAMMY viewers through what we believe will be a very special show in February," said longtime

Alicia Keys poses in the press room during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 28, 2018 in New York City. As an artist who speaks to the power of music , we are thrilled to have her on board for what’s This will be Keys ’ first time working as the master of ceremonies for music ’s biggest night.

Alicia Keys says Grammys will be about the 'power of music' © The Associated Press Host Alicia Keys, center, dances as Trombone Shorty, left, performs after rolling out the red carpet for the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 61st Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES — Grammys host Alicia Keys previewed the show Thursday by rolling out the red carpet and dancing while Trombone Shorty played funk music with bandmates.

Keys was all smiles as she joined Grammys CEO Neil Portnow, show producer Ken Ehrlich and others for a toast at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the 61st Grammys will take place Sunday.

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Alicia Keys will be hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards, the singer announced this morning via a video on her YouTube channel. “Throughout her exciting career, I have watched her become a powerful force within the music industry and beyond. As an artist who speaks to the power of music , we are

Alicia Keys will be hosting the 2019 awards show. More controversy ensued when Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, said that As an artist who speaks to the power of music , we are thrilled to have her on board for what's sure to be an unforgettable Grammy Awards."

The piano-playing singer said the ceremony "will be about the celebration and the power of music."

"There's a sense of community that I want to bring to the stage," Keys said. "So many times you come to these things as an artist and you're juggling so many things and there's so much pressure on you. I would love to ensure the peace and the good energy in the room so that our shoulders can all drop and we can feel the true blessing of having music as a universal language."

Keys has won 15 Grammys throughout her career and is hosting the show for the first time. LL Cool J was the longtime host until James Corden took over in 2017 and 2018.

"We're all very excited, and the energy you're going to feel is far different than anything you've ever felt," she said.

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Alicia Keys was honored at Variety’s Power of Women New York for co-launching Keep a Child Alive , a nonprofit aimed at combating the physical, social and economic impacts of HIV. Drake Doesn't Care About the Canadian Grammys . Canadian rap ambassador Drake, who has worked with dozens

Alicia Keys is set to host the Grammy Awards next month. The 37-year-old singer will host the Grammy Awards Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich heaped praise on Alicia in a statement, saying he As an artist who speaks to the power of music , we are thrilled to have her on board for what's sure to

Women have a larger presence at this year's Grammys after being nearly muted at the 2018 show. Female voices represent the majority in two of the top categories. Album-of-the-year nominees include Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile and Cardi B. Best-new-artist contenders include H.E.R., Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Chloe x Halle and Jorja Smith.

Lady Gaga, SZA, Maren Morris and Ella Mai also scored nominations in big categories such as song or record of the year.

"Celebrating so many amazing nominees, particularly women nominees ... is so incredibly magnificent and so many are my friends," Keys said.

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