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James Corden presents the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The king of 'Carpool Karaoke' was tapped to host the 2017 Grammy Awards


The king of "Carpool Karaoke," James Corden, was tapped by CBS to host the 2017 Grammy Awards. 

Tuesday's announcement means that the host of the "Late Late Show" will take over Grammy duties for LL Cool J, who's served as the host for the last five years, according to ABC News.

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

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Corden is most well-known for his "Carpool Karaoke" series where he drives around with celebrities like Michelle Obama, Sia, Lady Gaga and Elton John. 

During their drive, Corden and the celebrities belt out popular songs together. 

"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, to the GRAMMY stage on Feb. 12," Recording Academy President and CEO, Neil Portnow, said in a statement. 

Corden got a taste for hosting awards shows earlier this year when he was chosen to host the Tony Awards. There he was able to showcase his acting, singing and comedic skills all on one stage. 

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