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EntertainmentAlicia Keys hits perfect notes as Grammys host

12:35  11 february  2019
12:35  11 february  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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 hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards, the singer announced this morning via a video on her YouTube channel. “A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show,” said Neil Portnow

Still, Alicia Keys is a perfectly fine choice. Keys was announced as the 2019 host by way of a video update on the singer's Instagram Story Tuesday. "There's so much in store and I CAN'T WAIT for y'all to see it ALL come to life," she said.

Alicia Keys hits perfect notes as Grammys host © Kevin Mazur/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for The Recording A Alicia Keys onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys took us to "Club Keys" as host of the Grammys on Sunday night, and viewers seem open to becoming regulars.

Keys, who was the first female host of the show in 14 years, tackled the job with her signature super-chill approach that brought a calming energy, class and cool to music's biggest night. (The last woman to host was Queen Latifah in 2005)

"I think @aliciakeys was one of my favorite parts of the #GrammyAwards the most perfect, genuine & gracious host," wrote musician Leona Lewis on Twitter.

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Alicia Keys has been named the host of the 61st Grammy Awards ceremony. “A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show,” noted Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, via a

Alicia Keys , 38, really can sing anything. The host for the 2019 Grammys took the award show stage and surprised us with a mash-up of all our favorite One audience member especially appreciated the tribute — Ella Mai, who had the best reaction when Alicia started belting out to her hit , “Boo’d Up.”

In one of many stand-out moments, the 15-time Grammy winner used her musical prowess to dazzle the audience with a performance packed with major hits.

Flanked by two pianos, Keys performed everything from Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" to Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song" to Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody."

At one point during her medley, Keys played on both pianos at the same time.

Alicia Keys hits perfect notes as Grammys host © Kevin Winter/Getty Images Alicia Keys "Music is just, you know, those songs that just live inside of you. It lives inside of me. And you just love it so much because it was done so well that you wish you wrote it. That's how I feel about these songs. I wish I wrote them," she said.

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Alicia Keys to Host 2019 Grammy Awards. Keys has won 15 Grammys over the course of her career, picking up her most recent trophy, Best R&B Album for Girl on Fire, in 2014. In 2002, she famously won Best New Artist while her breakout hit “Fallin'” picked up three awards, including Song

Keys announced that she will be the host of the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Tuesday morning 15-time GRAMMY winner @ AliciaKeys will host the 61st # GRAMMYs , marking her first time as of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show.

Keys, who opened the show with some help from Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michelle Obama, said the night was about celebrating "the greatness in each other."

Alicia Keys hits perfect notes as Grammys host © Emma McIntyre/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for The Recording A John Mayer and Alicia Keys show the Grammy they split

On social media, Keys was celebrated for her greatness by the internet reviewers of social media.

In a candid moment, Keys shared a personal story about how John Mayer once split his Grammy with her after losing best song to him 2005. Mayer, with the other half of the Grammy in hand, joined Keys to present this year's award in the same category.

The night was not without missteps. There was a missed cue and Keys was occasionally slow to hop back into her duties. But the production woes did not seem to faze the seasoned performer.

By putting a pro on stage, who has both true talent and nothing to prove, the Grammy Awards may have played the keys to hosting success.

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