Who’s hosting the 2024 Grammy Awards? Trevor Noah, From South Africa to the Global Stage

Trevor Noah is set to host the 2024 Grammy Awards, marking his fourth consecutive year leading the ceremony. The comedian shared his return to the Grammy stage during an episode of his podcast, “What Now? with Trevor Noah,” in December, just a month after the Recording Academy revealed its list of nominees.

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“I’m thrilled to be hosting the Grammys again. It’s always a blast,” he expressed. “I love being there in person, witnessing the show live, and offering some real-time commentary.”

Music’s grandest night kicks off on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Viewers can catch the Grammys live on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+ at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

SZA leads the pack with nine Grammy nominations, closely followed by Phoebe Bridgers, Serban Ghenea, and Victoria Monét, each with seven nods. Not far behind are Jack Antonoff, Jon Batiste, boygenius, Brandy Clark, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, and Taylor Swift.

Who is Trevor Noah ?

Trevor Noah, a comedian and best-selling author, launched his television career in Johannesburg, South Africa, his birthplace, before relocating to the United States. He gained prominence as the host of Comedy Central’s late-night show “The Daily Show,” succeeding Jon Stewart in 2015.

Over the following seven years, Noah’s tenure on the show propelled him to international fame and garnered him numerous awards, including two Emmy Awards. TIME magazine recognized him as one of the 100 most influential people globally in 2018.

His journey from growing up in apartheid-era South Africa is chronicled in his 2016 memoir, “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” where he attributes much of his resilience to his mother.

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Noah initially hosted the Grammy Awards in 2021 and has returned to helm the event every year since.

In an interview with “CBS Mornings” co-anchor Gayle King for the show’s “Road to the Grammys” series, Noah shared his anticipation for hosting Sunday’s ceremony.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he expressed. “That’s what I love about the Grammys—it’s live, it’s happening, it’s on the fly.”

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Despite his prior experience hosting the Grammys, Noah acknowledged feeling “particularly nerve-wracked” about the role.

“When it comes to award shows, everybody enjoys a good joke until it’s about them. The challenge is to tell a joke that everyone finds funny, including the subject,” Noah explained.

He added, “What makes the Grammys especially nerve-wracking for me is dealing with superstars. I don’t want to upset Taylor Swift fans. So, I aim to walk a fine line between being a comedian and being respectful of the night.”

What movies and shows has Trevor Noah been in?

Trevor Noah is widely known as Jon Stewart’s successor on “The Daily Show,” a position he held from September 2015 until December 2022. Prior to becoming host, Noah served as a senior international correspondent on the show for a year.

In addition to his work on “The Daily Show,” Noah lent his voice to the character Griot in the movies “Black Panther” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Before joining “The Daily Show,” Noah had a prolific career in comedy, television, and radio in South Africa. He held several hosting positions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation and created his own late-night talk show called “Tonight with Trevor Noah,” which aired from 2010 to 2011.

Upon moving to the United States in 2011, Noah made history as the first South African comedian to perform on both “The Tonight Show” and the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

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