Musician/actress Queen Latifah will host the 2005 Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on CBS Feb. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Musician/actress Queen Latifah will host the 2005 Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on CBS Feb. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Latifah -- who is nominated for best jazz vocal album for "The Dana Owens Album" (Interscope) -- will also perform at the ceremony.

"Queen Latifah is an extraordinary Renaissance artist with unparalleled style and substance, and her passion, talent and personality make her an excellent choice as host for our show," says Recording Academy president Neil Portnow in a statement.

As previously reported, Kanye West leads the nominations for the 47th Grammy awards, with 10. Usher and Alicia Keys each garnered eight nods.

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