"Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the GRAMMYs have refused to have me sing or be nominated for Best Pop Album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event," Noah quipped. "I think as a one-time GRAMMY nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award! (This is a metaphorical shoulder, I'm not trying to catch Corona). See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!"
The late-night host later tweeted a more heartfelt response to his upcoming role at the GRAMMYs. "In a year that most human beings would love to forget, there has been one constant force that has brought us together - Music," he wrote. "I’m truly honoured to be hosting The #GRAMMYs, a night celebrating all of our favourite artists who’ve helped keep us sane while we’re all stuck indoors!"
In a year that most human beings would love to forget, there has been one constant force that has brought us together - Music. I’m truly honoured to be hosting The #GRAMMYs, a night celebrating all of our favourite artists who’ve helped keep us sane while we’re all stuck indoors! pic.twitter.com/rmFuBjWeJk
The 36-year-old South African comedian, who was nominated for Best Comedy Album this year for his stand-up special, Son of Patricia, also has the approval of Harvey Mason Jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy, to host the GRAMMYs.
"With a knack for keeping viewers engaged and entertained, Trevor is the perfect choice to lead us through what's sure to be an incredible evening full of music, unforgettable moments, unity and inspiration," Mason Jr. said. "He is a dynamic host, comedian and personality, and we're thrilled to welcome him to the GRAMMY stage as host of music's biggest night for the first time."
The 2021 GRAMMYs will air Sunday, Jan. 31 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will also be streamed live on GRAMMY.com at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT.