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Get ready for "Carpool Karaoke," Grammy-style.

Variety reports that CBS "Late Late Show" host James Corden will host the 2017 Grammy Awards, taking over the role from rapper and "NCIS: Los Angeles" star LL Cool J, who emceed for five years in a row. The awards air February 12 on CBS.

Corden hosted last June's Tony Awards to positive reviews. Taking on the Grammys seems like a natural next step, since not only is he a network star, but his Emmy-winning "Carpool Karaoke" segment has featured some of music's biggest names, including Adele, Mariah Carey, One Direction, Justin Bieber, and Stevie Wonder.

"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 February 12," said Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow.

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

As a side note, after the Grammys, Corden will be halfway to an awards show hosting EGOT. It's highly possible he might emcee the Emmys next year when they air on CBS. So, all he needs is the Oscars!

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