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Alicia Keys to Return as Grammys Host in 2020

November 14, 2019


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Alicia Keys has been booked to return as host of the Grammy Awards in 2020. "I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host," Keys says in a statement. "Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music." Billboard notes that Keys will be the first female artist and the third woman overall to host the show more than once. Ellen DeGeneres hosted the show in 1996 and 1997, while Rosie O'Donnell did so in 1999 and 2000. The only other female Grammy hosts have been Whoopi Goldberg in 1992 and Queen Latifah in 2005. The 2020 Grammy Awards will take place at L.A.'s Staples Center on January 26. Nominations will be revealed on November 20.