Alicia Keys will return as 2020 Grammy Awards host

Alicia Keys will return as the host of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

Keys hosted the awards show for the first time in 2019. She will become the third woman and the first female music star to host the show twice. Keys has won 15 Grammy awards and is second only to Paul Simon as the Grammys host with the most trophies.

The 2020 Grammys will be the last to be overseen by longtime producer Ken Ehrlich, with “Late Late Show With James Corden” executive producer Ben Winston set to take over the awards show for its 63rd round.

The 62nd edition of the show will air live on CBS on Jan. 26.

Keys was announced today as a performer at the 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 14, along with Miguel, Beto Cuevas, Residente, Calibre 50 and Prince Royce, among others. Presenters include Ángela Aguilar, Eduardo Cabra (Visitante), Sofia Carson and Emilio Estefan. A special moment with Thalia is also on the agenda.

During the 2019 Grammy Awards, Keys sang a medley of songs that she wished she’d written, beginning with Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag.” She played on two grand pianos, one black, one white, sitting between them on a stool. “I wanna welcome you to Club Keys,” she said.
“I’ve been thinking so much about the people and the music that have inspired me, and I want to give a shout out to Hazel Scott because I always wanted to play two pianos. You know those songs that live inside of you and live 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 ’em.”

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Swizz Beatz (L) and Alicia Keys celebrate Swizz Beatz' birthday on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Swizz Beatz (L) and Alicia Keys celebrate Swizz Beatz' birthday on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys poses at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attends Alicia Keys Birthday Celebration at TAO on January 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Honoree Alicia Keys (L) and Swizz Beatz attend the Producers and Engineers Wing 11th Annual GRAMMY Week Event Honoring Swizz Beatz And Alicia Keys at The Rainbow Room on January 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attend the Producers and Engineers Wing 11th Annual GRAMMY Week event honoring Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys at The Rainbow Room on January 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 09: Alicia Keys (L) and Swizz Beatz attend Bacardi The Dean Collection: No Commission - Day 3 on December 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 3: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attend The Brooklyn Artists Ball 2017 at Brooklyn Museum on April 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Aurora Rose/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attend the Tom Ford September 2016 New York Fashion Week show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attend Keep a Child Alive's 13th Annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper Swizz Beatz (L) and singer-songwriter Alicia Keys attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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