- Title: James Corden parlays 'Carpool Karaoke' into Grammys host gig
- Date: 23rd November 2016
- Summary: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 6, 2016) (REUTER) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** TELEVISION HOST JAMES CORDEN CORDEN TALKING TO REPORTER LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 7, 2014) (REUTERS) CORDEN BEING INTERVIEWED CORDEN TALKING TO REPORTER CORDEN ON RED CARPET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 14, 2016) (REUTERS) CORDEN TALKING TO REPORTER
- Embargoed: 8th December 2016 01:53
- Keywords: James Corden Carpool Karaoke Grammy Awards present presenter British talk show host
- Location: LOS ANGELES AND BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA/ LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LOS ANGELES AND BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA/ LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA00159J3BKD
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- Story Text: British actor and talk show host James Corden, whose "Carpool Karaoke" segment has become a viral phenomenon, will host the Grammy Awards in February, the Recording Academy said on Tuesday (November 22).
Corden's appointment to lead the music industry's most prestigious awards show ends the five-year hosting run of actor and hip-hop artist LL Cool J.
Corden, 38, was virtually unknown in the United States before he took over as host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS in 2015. But his popularity has soared through the show's "Carpool Karaoke" segment, in which singers ranging from Adele to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber take a car ride with Corden and sing along to their biggest hits.
Corden, already a Tony-winning actor, won an Emmy earlier this year for "Carpool Karaoke," which has garnered nearly 2 billion views on YouTube. He also hosted the Tony Awards in New York in June.
The choice of the popular Corden was seen as a bid to boost declining TV ratings among young adults for the annual Grammy show. The total audience for the 2015 ceremony was the lowest in six years, at 25.3 million, although it rose to 24.9 million in 2016.
The Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 12.
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