Alicia Keys will host 2019 Grammy Awards
In accepting the role, singer paid homage to 'all the incredible women nominated this year'
Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host.
The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Keys has won 15 Grammys and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
"I'm so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and magic," she said in a statement.
She added that she is "especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year!"
Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the top Grammy contenders, earning eight and seven nominations apiece, respectively. Brandi Carlile is up for six awards, while Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Maren Morris and H.E.R. earned five nods each.
Keys posted a video Tuesday on YouTube showing her response at taking on the hosting duties.