Photo of James Corden by Terence Patrick/CBS

In the latest sign CBS has found its next star in James Corden, the British comedian and Late Late Show host has been tapped to host next year's 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

"Thanks to 'Carpool Karaoke,' we've all been on some incredible rides with James, and The Recording Academy couldn't be more excited to welcome his passion and enthusiasm for music, both as an entertainer and a fan," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in a statement on Tuesday. "He's got big shoes to fill after the magnificent run we had with LL Cool J, but James is a commanding, dynamic showman who is perfect to host the Grammy Awards."

For his part, Corden said: "I am truly honored to be hosting the Grammys next year. It's the biggest, most prestigious award show in music and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such an incredible night."

The 2017 Grammys will mark the first time in five years without LL Cool J as host. The awards are set to once again air live nationwide, on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on CBS.

The nominations for next year's Grammys will be revealed on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

   
           
   

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