The 2024 Grammy Awards mark Trevor Noah's fourth consecutive year as host of music's biggest night.
In his opening monologue, Noah took a moment to praise all the musicians — nominated for this year's awards or otherwise. “These people write the soundtrack to our lives,” he said.
The comedian pointed out Barbie Music producer Mark Ronson called him one of the greatest producers of all time. He continued by saying that Ronson's mother-in-law, Meryl Streep, will be sitting at the table there.
Then, Streep accidentally smashed the editorial herself when she arrived to her seat late. The Oscar-winning actress apologized to the host, who told her she didn't need to.
“This moment is here. Do you know what that means? The Grammys are going to win the Oscars,” he joked. “I don’t know how. I want to thank both academies. Thank you very much.”
He specifically shouted out how women have dominated the Grammy nominations this year, naming SZA, boygenius, and Taylor Swift — as the “Anti-Hero” songstress could make Grammy history on Sunday night, and then entered the ceremony a little late, too. .
With Swift's sexy entrance, Noah made it a point to say that he doesn't think it's fair for people to be upset that the NFL keeps showing her up during Kansas City Chiefs games (where her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, is a tight end). “Let her live,” Noah said. “Every time they mention Taylor Swift. 'I'm going to talk to someone who plays football,'” he joked, before interrupting his conversation with Terry Crews at the Grammys.
The comedian stated that Swift is only one of four artists who have won the Album of the Year award three times, and if she wins it this year, midnightShe will be the first person to win the award four times.
Noah has hosted before, however, this is his first time serving as emcee for the evening while receiving an award. He was competing with Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle for Best Comedy Album, and Chappelle took home the award earlier in the night.
In an interview with Hollywood Reporter Ahead of the awards ceremony, Noah spoke about competing against fellow comedians for the trophy.
“I don't take those moments for granted. I think to myself how crazy it is to be in the same category as these people,” he said of competing against some of his “heroes.” “Those are my teachers and my friends. “This is a surreal experience.”
the previous Daily show The host also shared that he supports all the artists who could potentially break records at the 2024 Grammy Awards, including Swift and SZA. SZA She could be the first black woman to win album of the year in 25 years SOS.
“Anytime history can be made, I'm always in favor of that because I always think, if you can knock down the first domino, hopefully the rest will follow,” he explained. “There is something magical about seeing someone's journey culminate in making history.”
The 2024 Grammy Awards will be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and broadcast live from 5-8:30 PM PT on CBS and Paramount+ with Showtime. The Awards are produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy, with Ben Winston, Raj Kapoor and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers.
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