LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Ken Ehrlich is returning as executive producer of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards for the last time, capping his 40th anniversary with the award show, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday (July 17).
The show will be taken over by Ben Winston, who has been an executive producer on the Late Late Show With James Corden since 2015, and has produced music specials for artists such as Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith and Harry Styles, in addition to executive-producing live events including the Tony Awards, the BRIT Awards and the Global Citizen Nelson Mandela 100 Concert in South Africa.
Commenting on the news, Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow in a statement: “Ken’s imprint on the Grammy Awards and the music industry are well-known and represent the kind of work and vision that legends are made of. Having worked closely with Ken for almost half of his tenure with the show, I have seen first-hand the vision, extraordinary musical knowledge, and passion he brings to every minute of the process, and the spectacular results and memorable Grammy Moments that have been delivered.”
Ehrlich, a nine-time Emmy nominee who produced his first Grammys in 1980, has worked on numerous other live shows and events over the course of his 50-year career, including the Emmys, the MTV Movie Awards and the Latin Grammy Awards. Additionally, he has produced televised music specials for artists including Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, John Legend and Justin Timberlake and directed the Las Vegas residencies of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.
In 2007, he was honored with the Visionary Award by the Producers Guild of America.
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards is slated to air January 26, 2020, on CBS.