Trevor Noah, a comedian who has hosted the Grammys twice before, is back to take the reins on Sunday’s ceremony. He’s a favorite among both audiences and production, and he’s clearly learned something about how to entertain and charm the most star-studded crowd in music.
In a recent podcast, Noah and Grammys executive producer Ben Winston teased that there would be an unexpected surprise this year. That’s a pretty big deal, as it means that one of our favorite female artists could take the stage to perform a song or two for the first time.
A Mystery Artist Will Give A Surprise Grammy Performance
Not only did the host reveal that a female artist would be giving a surprise Grammy performance. He also disclosed his own way of surprising audiences. During a recent episode on PEOPLE Every Day Podcast, Noah also explained that he has a “secret” to hosting the Grammys. He explained that he had been booking as a comedian, but when he was offered the opportunity to host, it was too good of an offer to pass up.
The Grammys are the biggest night in music, and it’s easy to see why he was so willing to accept the job. As he told the Awardist podcast, he’s always been a fan of music, but hosting was something that was new to him. He’s since learned that he has an uncanny ability to engage and entertain a live audience, even when they’re socially distant from him.
He also talked about the importance of making sure that the show doesn’t feel too rushed or too stale. He explained that while the awards are important, they should be treated as a part of a celebration. He said that he wanted to make sure the Grammys were fun, but still felt like it was a serious event.
What’s In Store For Audiences This Year
As a result, the podcast focused on the three major categories of the evening: Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It was a good fit, too, because we’ve been hearing a lot about the competition for these prizes this year.
That’s led to a strong field of nominees, including Beyonce, who collected nine nods, and Kendrick Lamar and Brandi Carlile, who each received seven nominations. In addition to the two rap icons, several country artists are up for nominations, including Keith Urban and Brothers Osborne.
As a result, the award show will be a mix of genres and styles, with some artists performing in multiple categories. There will also be several performances of songs from different generations, including a “Songs of the 60s” tribute. And in honor of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Academy will include a group of rap legends to perform a song from that time period.