James Corden is a jack (OK, a James) of all trades, and I knew when it was announced that he was hosting the Grammys that he would have one hell of an opening. In fact, James Corden’s 2017 Grammys opening rap showed that he has the chops to take home one of the coveted trophies himself. Corden has shown off his singing, acting, and writing chops on his Late Show on CBS, creating skits like the uber-famous “Carpool Karaoke” (the one he did with Adele has nearly 150 million views on YouTube, so it’s safe to say it’s a hit), and he took all of those talents and brought them to the Grammys opening with a rap detailing the night’s events and all of the famed performers in the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The whole bit started off with Corden falling down the stairs on stage (I got scared that that part wasn’t a bit, but it’s OK), and he called it out in his rap.
Then, Corden paid homage to all of the important artists in the room.
A little awkward there, Corden, seeing as Drake may be with Jennifer Lopez now, but hey, it’s a little bit of comic relief. Corden continued shouting out the performers at the 2017 Grammys and also those who could no longer attend.
Bit of political humor, there – it’s no surprise, seeing as most of the award shows this season have had political speeches, and Corden is entitled to it, too. Then, he jumped into the big finish.
I’d say that Corden’s Grammy-hosting gig is already off to a great start.