Trevor Noah to host the 2021 Grammy Awards

But will he do it from his apartment?
November 24, 2020 12:13 p.m. EST
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Trevor Noah attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Trevor Noah attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
If 2020 was a good year for The Daily Show (Monday to Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on CTV Comedy) host Trevor Noah (who basically showed all the other late night hosts how it’s done during quarantine with his at-home editions early on), then 2021 is coming up Noah.The Grammys has hired the comedian, commentator, and recent GQ cover model to grace its stage during the anticipated awards show, which goes down on Sunday, January 31. “Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event,” Noah said in a statement. “I think as a one-time Grammy nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award! (This is a metaphorical shoulder, I'm not trying to catch Corona). See you at the 63rd Grammys!” Earlier this year at the 2020 show, Noah was nominated for best comedy album (Son of Patricia), but he lost to Dave Chappelle and his release of Sticks and Stones. Jim Gaffigan (Quality Time), Ellen DeGeneres (Relatable) and Aziz Ansari (Right Now) rounded out the category’s nominees.Hiring Noah to MC the 2021 edition of the show is a return to the comedic side of things for the academy. For the past two years Alicia Keys hosted the soiree (piano in tow), but in 2017 and 2018 the show relied on another late night host, James Corden, to keep things on track. Basically if the past four years are any indication, this could become a two-year stint for Noah.Of course it’s anyone’s guess what the actual show will look like, given the fact that so many other awards shows have erred on the side of caution by doling out virtual installments of their 2020 celebrations (hi there, Emmys, People’s Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and so many others). The Recording Academy has not yet announced what its plans are as it continues to evaluate all the pros and cons of in-person versus virtual and pre-taped components. This will, however, be Noah’s first time hosting a bigtime awards show like this. Meanwhile, the 2021 Grammy nominees will be announced via live stream on November 24 at 12 p.m. ET.[video_embed id='1929811']RELATED: Celebrities working from home has given us a sneak peek into their lives [/video_embed]“With a knack for keeping viewers engaged and entertained, Trevor is the perfect choice to lead us through what's sure to be an incredible evening full of music, unforgettable moments, unity and inspiration,” added Recording Academy chair Harvey Mason Jr. in a statement. “He is a dynamic host, comedian and personality, and we're thrilled to welcome him to the Grammy stage as host of music's biggest night for the first time.”Back when quarantine started in March, Noah quickly captured even more viewers’ hearts when he became one of the few talk show hosts to continue paying his staff while filming the low-tech Daily Social Distancing Show. Noah reportedly reached into his own pockets in order to pay for his 25 full-time employees, who were furloughed when the show temporarily moved out of its studio space and into the host’s home.Noah also continues to be a powerful voice in advocating for social justice and systemic change across the United States. In June, he delivered a powerful, 18-minute speech on Black Lives Matter protests and their significance, a speech that he has been giving for years now. And, the host has also served as some much-needed comedic relief during the recent U.S. presidential election.Given all that plus the fact that he has a highly rated daily show under his belt, something tells us Noah will helm the musical awards show just fine.Watch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday to Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on CTV Comedy.[video_embed id='2083081']BEFORE YOU GO: Janet Hubert confronts Will Smith, saying his words caused her to ‘lose everything’ [/video_embed]

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