LL Cool J returns to host the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, making this the fourth year in the row the Queens rapper and actor has served as the award show’s MC. A two-time GRAMMY winner himself, the artist born James Todd Smith will undoubtedly bring his natural charm to the stage once more.
The event will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and is easily the most anticipated music events of the year. Rapper Common and crooners Usher and Pharrell are among the previously announced entertainers set to perform at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. John Legend, Madonna, Sam Smith will also take the stage during the event among other acts.
More from the press release that went out today:
“As both a GRAMMY-winning recording artist and an accomplished actor, LL COOL J’s wide range of talent, dynamic personality, and charismatic energy make him the perfect choice to host the GRAMMY Awards,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “His unique expertise allows him to set the right tone for the show and connect with everyone — from his musical peers to fans at home. We are honored to have him back.”
“I’m thrilled to again be part of Music’s Biggest Night,” said LL COOL J. “The performances and moments you see on the GRAMMY stage are nothing less than amazing throughout the years and this year’s show is shaping up to be one you will never forget.”
The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
To see a list of this year GRAMMY nominees, click here.