James Corden returning to host 2018 Grammy Awards


James Corden will return as the host of the 2018 Grammys, CBS announced at its upfront presentation in New York on Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporterreports.

The Late Late Show host emceed the music awards show for the first time earlier this year. This next time around, the award show's 60th edition will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Grammys were last held in New York in 2003.

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Nicki Minaj in 2011

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Lil' Kim in 2004

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Mary J. Blige in 2004

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Lady GaGa in 2010

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Speaking with Billboardlast week, Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, said, "I am a proponent of having an open mind, being willing to experiment, take risks and try things, and also mix it up and not be predictable." Apparently a new host was not one of those changes he had in mind.

Last year, Corden replaced longtime Grammys host LL Cool J, who had hosted the ceremony for the previous five years.

The Grammy Awards will air Jan. 28, 2018, on CBS.


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