'I am truly honoured to host the most prestigious award show in music': James Corden announced as presenter of the 2017 Grammys

James Corden has been named as host of the 59th annual Grammy Awards in February 2017.

The Late Late Show star, 38, will present America's biggest music prize-giving ceremony for the first time, taking over from LL Cool J, who has hosted for the past five years.

The British TV comedian turned his Carpool Karaoke segment into a viral sensation thanks to superstar guests like Adele and Stevie Wonder.

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Host with the most: James Corden has been named as host of the 59th annual Grammy Awards in February 2017 

Clearly thrilled at the news, Corden said in a statement: 'I am truly honoured 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.'

Luckily, Corden has experience of hosting massive music awards shows as he has hosted the BRIT Awards in the UK on three occasions.

For his first attempt in 2009 he co-presented The BRITs with his former comedy partner Mathew Horne and pop babe Kylie Minogue.

Predecessor: The Late Late Show star, 38, will present America's biggest music prize-giving ceremony for the first time, taking over from LL Cool J, who has hosted for the past five years

Huge hit: James' gig comes after he turned his Carpool Karaoke segment into a viral sensation thanks to superstar guests like Adele and Stevie Wonder

Their effort drew lukewarm reviews, however his stints in 2011 and 2012 were far better received.

And back in June, Corden helmed the 2016 Tony Awards. 

Speaking about the news, The Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow said: '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.

He added: 'He's got big shoes to fill after the magnificent run we had with LL Cool J, but James Corden is a commanding, dynamic showman who, we believe, is perfect to host the Grammy Awards.' 

The Gavin And Stacey star has attracted worldwide attention thanks to his hugely popular Carpool Karaoke skit on The Late Late Show With James Corden. 

Thrilled at the news: Corden said in a statement: 'I am truly honoured to be hosting The Grammys next year. It's the biggest, most prestigious award show in music' (pictured at last year's Grammy's with LL Cool J)

The segment, which sees James singing with mega-celebrities as they drive around, has featured A-listers like Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears.

The skit caused a global sensation back in January when Adele appeared on it, and performed a word-perfect rendition of Nicki Minaj's explicit Monster track.

Having received worldwide recognition for touching love songs like Hello, Someone Like You and Make You Feel My Love, it was certainly a surprise for the solo artist's international fanbase.

Nicki was similarly taken aback by the tribute and shared the video on social media, saying: 'Pull thru, QUEEN!!!!! #Adele #Monster the attitude & fingers to match. #Oh #Ok #Iconic'

She then followed up with: 'Adele is mad ratchet. I can't take her #UK #WutsGood'.

The nominations for the 2017 Grammys will be announced December 6, with the awards taking place on February 12. 

A-list: The hugely popular Carpool Karaoke skit on The Late Late Show With James Corden has attracted stars like Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Bruno Mars

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