LOS ANGELES (CNS) — LeVar Burton will host the 64th Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, it was announced Friday.

Burton, a Grammy Award winner, is nominated this year in the Best Spoken Word Album category for “Aftermath.”

“I’m excited to host this celebration of the best performers across genres and art forms,” Burton said in a statement. “I am incredibly honored in particular to be represented in the Best Spoken Word category this historic year, with a cohort of five other outstandingly talented Black men, along with the words of the late great Congressman John Lewis.”

Jimmie Allen, Ledisi, Mon Laferte, Allison Russell and Curtis Stewart are also expected to perform at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Conference Marquee Ballroom at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. The bulk of the Grammy Awards are presented during the event, with the top categories reserved for the main telecast that follows.

The Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will stream live from Las Vegas beginning at 12:30 p.m. April 3 on YouTube and live.grammy.com.

The Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, will broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS and Paramount+ from 5 to 8:30 p.m.