James Corden, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning multi-faceted host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” will host the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking his first year as master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night®.
Since Corden took the helm of “The Late Late Show” in March 2015, the show has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program, achieved its highest ratings since the show’s inception in 1995, and become known for groundbreaking videos and sketches, including the viral phenomenon, “Carpool Karaoke.” The segment has featured music superstars Adele, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Sir Elton John, and Justin Bieber, among others, and set YouTube records, with nearly 2 billion views and more than 8 million subscribers. “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special” won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special.
Corden came to American late-night television with a growing list of award-winning and critically acclaimed credits, including a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in “One Man, Two Guvnors” on Broadway and a BAFTA Award for the U.K. television series “Gavin & Stacey,” which he co-created and co-wrote. In 2016, Corden hosted the 70th Annual Tony Awards, which had its largest audience in 15 years. In addition, he has hosted England’s Brit Awards four times.
The GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT. At STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.