It’s official! Alicia Keys is hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards and she’s so pumped about landing the gig that she posted a fun video of her response to the news, sharing it with her family and more.
The nine-minute-plus clip kicks off with Keys getting “the call.” Upon hearing the news that she’s hosting music’s biggest night she gets up and does a happy dance. She calls her mom to drop the exciting announcement, then shares it with her hubby, Swizz Beatz, and her adorable children. They’re playing as she tells them with dramatic emphasis, “I, am going to host, the Grammys!”
When the “New York” singer-songwriter spreads her arms out in "voila" fashion, her son watches with a smile before looking down mumbling “What’s the Grammys?”
Keys meets with her style team next to prep for a Grammy Awards promo. She tries on some outfits, including a disastrous black dress that's compared to a loofah sponge and a toilet brush, before we’re treated to a shot of the former “Voice” coach sitting at the piano with all her Grammy Awards perched on top. (She's won a whopping 15 total to date!)
Watch Alicia Keys navigate through the fun series of events in the video above.
2019 marks the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Keys’ fellow “Voice” coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson have all earned nominations this year. Keys is a previous two-time Album of the Year nominee, receiving nods for “Girls” in 2014 and “The Diary of Alicia Keys” in 2014.
This year’s Album of the Year nominees reflect an eclectic mix of artists and genres with rap artists like Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Drake’s Scorpion and Post Malone’s Beerbongs and Bentleys competing against country sensation Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour and “Black Panther’s” film soundtrack.
Alicia Keys also joined a star-studded lineup of performers for "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration" which was recorded in Los Angeles on Jan. 13 and will air sometime later this year.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.