Alicia Keys Reveals She's Hosting The Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys is set to host this year's Grammy Awards -- becoming only the fifth woman to score the gig.

The recording artist -- who has won 15 competitive Grammys of her own -- announced the news on her Instagram stories this morning.

"It's true, it's true! I am going to host the Grammys, you heard it," she excitedly told her fans.

"I know what it feels like to be on that stage and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you've put in and to be recognised for it," she went on to explain.


"And I just feel grateful that I'll be able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first ... and it's amazing and I think it's perfect timing," she said, adding that she's looking forward to lifting her fellow artists up.

"Especially all the young women who are nominated. To me, it feels like sister vibes. And who's the best sister on planet Earth? Me!" she laughed.

Nominees for Record of The Year include Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and SZA, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

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Keys also released a nine-minute video on her YouTube channel that includes footage of the moment she found out she'd be hosting the gig while on the phone to her manager.

"Wait a minute ... wait, what? Are you serious?" she said before doing the most joyful dance inside her studio.

The only other women to host the ceremony in its 61-year history are Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen Degeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, and Queen Latifah.

Main Image: Twitter/@aliciakeys