US singer-songwriter, Alicia Keys, has been announced as the host for this year’s Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy has announced that Keys will host the event for the first time on February, 10th at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Keys, who has won 15 Grammys, says she is excited and honoured by the opportunity.

Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the top Grammy contenders, earning eight and seven nominations apiece, respectively.

Brandi Carlile is up for six awards, while Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Maren Morris and H.E.R. earned five nods each.

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