Alicia Keys Will Be the First Female Grammy Host in 14 Years | Slate

The 2019 Grammy Awards has found its host. A year following #GrammysSoMale, the Recording Academy announced that 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys will host the Feb. 10 show in Los Angeles.

Keys is only the fifth woman to ever host the Grammys in the show’s 61 years, and only the third woman of color. She will also be the first woman to host the show in 14 years, following Queen Latifah in 2005, Rosie O’Donnell in 2000 and 1999, Ellen DeGeneres in 1997 and 1996, and Whoopi Goldberg in 1992.

“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” said Keys in a statement. “I’m so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and, magic. I’m especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It’s going up on February 10!”