LL Cool J to Host 2012 Grammy Awards
LL Cool J to Host 2012 Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards have gone seven years without an official host, until this year. LL Cool J will do the honor of hosting the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air on Feb. 12 from Los Angeles.

LL Cool J has hosted "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" since its inception in December 2008, and this will be his first time hosting the annual Grammy Awards telecast.

"I'm thrilled to be part of Music's Biggest Night," LL Cool J said, via statement. "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."

The MC joins previously announced performers and current Grammy nominees Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift. Aldean and Minaj will perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, while Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Mars, and Swift are returning to the stage.

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