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James Corden will replace LL Cool J as host of the 59th Grammy Awards

James Corden will replace LL Cool J as host of the 59th Grammy Awards

CBS has announced its host for the 59th Grammy Awards, and for the first time in five years it’s not LL Cool J.

Instead, James Corden, “The Late, Late Show” host and star of the wildly successful “Carpool Karaoke” videos, will lead music’s biggest award ceremony when it airs on Feb. 12, 2017.

The British comedic actor, who took over his late-night slot from Craig Ferguson in 2015, has become a breakout success, and part of the reason is his unabashed enthusiasm for pop music.

"I am truly honored to be hosting the Grammys next year," Corden said in a statement. "It's the biggest, most prestigious award show...

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