Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J will serve as host of the 54th annual Grammy a
Awards this year.
This is the first time LL Cool J has served as host of the Grammys and it’s the first time in seven years, that the Grammy’s have had an official host.
LL, who has won two Grammys of his own, is already associated with the Grammys.
In addition to hosting the “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since 2008, LL also serves as co-producer of the pre-Grammy performance show.
“I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night,” LL Cool J told AllHipHop.com in a statement today (January 18).
“I will always have fond memories of my first Grammy Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true,” LL said. “Great performances and great music — it’s gonna be a great night!”
Artists who will take to the stage during The Grammy Awards include Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, who will perform at the ceremony, for the first time.
The 54th annual Grammy Awards air on February 12, live from the Staples Center at 8:00 PM on CBS.