Keys will take the stage of the 62nd gala on January 26, 2020, after hosting this year’s event for the first time.
She will become the third woman and the first singer to host the gala twice. Before she was Ellen DeGeneres, host in 1996 and 1997, Rosie O’Donnell, in 1999 and 2000. Only two other women were the hosts of the gala after 1971, when it was first broadcast on TV: Whoopi Goldberg, in 1992, and Queen Latifah, in 2005.
Alicia Keys has won 15 Grammy Awards over the course of her career, and according to Paul Simon, she is the presenter of the ceremony with the most trophies.
The 2020 gala will be the last coordinated by producer Ken Ehrlich, and with the 63rd edition, Ben Winston, executive producer of “Late Late Show with James Corden” will be at the helm of the show.
Nominations will be announced on November 20.
The audience at the 2019 Grammy Awards Gala, broadcast by CBS, slightly exceeded last year’s, according to Nielsen’s calculations. The event was watched by about 20 million Americans.
Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino each won four trophies at this year’s gala, where Lady Gaga and Brandi Carlile each received three.
Alicia Key was announced Wednesday as one of the performers to perform at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards Gala on November 14th. Thalia, Miguel, Beto Cuevas, Residente, Caliber 50 and Prince Royce will also be on the scene.