Jhené Aiko has been announced as the host of the 2021 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.
The singer, who is also a nominee this year, will take on hosting duties for the pre-show on 14 March, where a majority of the awards are handed out.
According to Billboard, the Recording Academy had previously approached actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish to host the pre-show, but the star reportedly turned down the opportunity after learning that she would not be compensated nor would her hair and make-up expenses be covered.
The publication also reveals that Harvey Mason Jr., the Academy’s chair and interim president/CEO, later called Tiffany to apologise when he found out how poorly she had been treated.
Jhené, along with the artists who will be performing at the Premiere Ceremony, will be compensated.
The Grammys pre-show will stream live internationally on Grammy.com.
The main ceremony will be hosted by South African comedian Trevor Noah.