LL Cool J To Host 57th GRAMMY Awards

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Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J is set to take the stage and host of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will mark LL’s fourth consecutive year as MC. In the past LL has led over 10 GRAMMY shows, tributes, and specials, and served as a producer for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” and the “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” holiday special.

“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 lineup for the awards currently includes AC/DC, Common, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Madonna, Sam Smith, Usher, and Pharrell Williams.

(Source GRAMMY.com)