Alicia Keys ‘Soooo Excited’ to host Grammy Awards

On Tuesday, super singer Alicia Keys announced that she’ll be hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards taking place February 10 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. And now she makes it so clear how she feels about being the host.

“I’m soooo excited,” Keys, 37, said on YouTube. “There’s so much in store and I can’t wait for y’all to see it ALL come to life.

 “I know what it feels like to be on that stage and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it. And I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy,” she said in the video.

 “This is a first. It’s a first. It’s amazing. And I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited. I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity to give the light back (and) to lift people up, especially all the young women who are nominated. To me, it feels like sister vibes.”

Keys is a 15-time Grammy winner herself, earning five of them for her debut album, 2001’s Songs in A Minor.