Los Angeles, CA – Alicia Keys has been booked to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10. The acclaimed singer, who has gained 15 Grammys of her personal, introduced her participation on Tuesday (January 15).
“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” Keys stated in a press release. “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and, magic. I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It’s going up on February 10!”
Keys would be the first girl to host the ceremony in 14 years. Her appointment comes one 12 months after the Recording Academy acquired backlash for its lack of nominations for feminine performers.
Only six ladies had been nominated within the main classes in 2018. Lorde, the only feminine nominee for Album of the Year, wasn’t even booked to carry out. Alessia Cara was the one girl to win a serious class award, receiving the nod for Best New Artist.
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, who will step down later this 12 months, added extra gasoline to the fireplace of the #GrammysSoMale outrage when he responded to the criticism. Portnow stated extra ladies ought to “step up” to earn recognition on the ceremony.
This 12 months, a number of feminine artists are nominated in the entire 4 main classes. Cardi B is among the many women vying for Album of the Year and Record of the Year. SZA and Ella Mai are in rivalry for Song of the Year. Also, six of the eight nominees for Best New Artist are ladies.