South African comedian Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards for the third time. Photo: Grammy Awards

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been announced as the host of the prestigious Grammy Awards for 2023, the biggest night in the music industry.

This is the third time that the SA expat – who recently left The Daily Show – has been selected as master of ceremonies.

Trevor’s the cover star of this year’s Billboard GRAMMY Voter Guide issue, which was released today. Posting a photo and gratitude for the cover and story, Trevor tweeted: “I’m super excited to be hosting the #Grammys once again! ?? Tune in Sunday, Feb 5th on CBS ? ”

The Grammy Awards said: “Trevor Noah graced the GRAMMYs stage as master of ceremonies back in 2021 and 2022. Now, he’s going to bring his formidable, Emmy-winning talents back to host the 2023 GRAMMYs, which take place Sunday, Feb. 5… from the Arena in Los Angeles.”

The 2023 GRAMMYs is officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards. The winners and nominees are totally dependent on the Recording Academy’s Voting Membership.

South African musicians Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode have been nominated for Best Global Music Performance, for Bayethe.