LL Cool J to Host Grammy Awards

LL Cool J

A hip-hop icon will take over hosting duties for the Grammys. LL Cool J has been announced as host for the 54th annual ceremony next month.

The two-time Grammy winner will preside over the telecast on February 12 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. It marks the first time in seven years that the Grammys will have an official host.

“I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night,” said LL Cool J. “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. Great performances and great music—it’s gonna be a great night!”

LL is no stranger to the Grammys. He has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” since 2008, but this will be his first time hosting the actual ceremony. He follows past hosts Queen Latifah, Jon Stewart, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and Rosie O’Donnell, among others.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles with performances from Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, and Taylor Swift.

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12 Comments

  1. uhuh

    yo f the grammys. straight up. yall snubbed Ye. if you think letting a rapper host ya awardshow is gonna make us forget?? just give all the awards to adele already who cares.

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    KingdomOfMace Reply:

    @uhuh, “Snubbed Ye”?? Kanye West Has SEVEN NOMINATIONS!!!! What Are You Talkin Bout?

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    AlxZeGuy Reply:

    @KingdomOfMace, Album of the year obviously

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  2. listen

    not a good look…

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  3. Stre3t Danc@

    jksdsfhsf omgg YAS!

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  4. Audrey Hepburn

    So will someone please fill me in about LL’s relationship with CBS? From NCIS, to The Grammy nominations, a frequent guest on The Talk, to NOW hosting the Grammys ?! He must be friends with someone behind the scenes.

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, only explanation….. illuminati!!!!

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  5. TRA

    @uhuh, I agree with you, it makes no sense that Kanye West has 7 Grammy Awards nominatons, but MBDTF couldn’t get nominated for Album of The Year. I believe that race, politics, and popularity played a role in MBDTF not getting nominated for Album of The Year. The Grammy Awards are racist and prejudice towards rappers winning Album of The Year. Its terrible that Adele or someone else is going to win Album of The Year, when MBDTF was the best album of the last two years, and couldn’t get nominated for Album of The Year.

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  6. TRA

    The Grammy Awards are starting to become irrelevant, The Grammy Awards are starting to turn into the People’s Choice Awards and The American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards lost some respect this year.

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  7. Keith

    I wanna If kanye west performing new song?…..mybe that would be a suprise!

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    uhuh Reply:

    @Keith, he’s not going to show up. im a kanye fan. i know

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  8. nicegirl

    I love LL Cool J!! But I agree with TRA…the Grammy’s are becoming worse. The nominations are not good…but maybe it’s because music has changed and music is becoming worse as well.

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