Alicia Keys desires to make the Grammy Awards a ”lovefest”.
The ‘Empire State of Mind’ hitmaker is about to return as host for the second 12 months in a row on the 2020 ceremony and is drawing on her personal experiences as a visitor on the occasion to work on making a welcoming environment.
She mentioned: ”I do know what I usually really feel in that room, which is overlooked and just a little bit uncomfortable. I needed to create this lovefest the place we might have fun one another’s greatness and simply have enjoyable.
”We’re all making an attempt to make our manner by a really chaotic time, and all of us simply want just a little celebration — to really feel like we’re with buddies, like any individual really cares.
The 38-year-old star might be relieved to have extra time to arrange for the 2020 ceremony as she was drafted in on the final minute for this 12 months’s present.
She advised Billboard journal: ”It was final minute. [The Academy] knew they had been on the lookout for a brand new host. I do not suppose they anticipated it to be an artist. I need to say it was November, so it was fairly quick to drag collectively.
”We had been like, ‘This is both going to be actually dangerous or actually good.’ Fortunately, it was a good looking factor. I used to be like, ‘I’m by no means doing that once more.’ And then they’re like, ‘But we actually need you to do it once more.”’
Alicia is hoping to current the ceremony as a modern-day selection present.
Asked what she’s seeking to for inspiration, she mentioned: ”People who’ve created these lovely variety-style exhibits, like Carol Burnett, or Sammy Davis Jr., or Dean Martin. Nobody does that anymore.
”They had this cool combination of musician and artist and comic, so it blended all of those worlds collectively on this informal [way], whereas they’re holding, like, a whiskey. I need to see tips on how to modernise that.”