Alicia Keys says Grammys will be about the 'power of music'

Host Alicia Keys poses for a photo after rolling out the red carpet for the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 61st Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

The Grammys have tapped a big-name host — unlike, you know, the Academy Awards — and it’s 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. The show has previously been hosted by rapper LL Cool J and “The Late Late Show” star James Corden.

“I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy,” Keys said last month. “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 Feb. 10!”

Recently the academy also announced a sweeping inclusion initiative focused on correcting gender inequity in the music industry.

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