LL Cool J To Host 2012 Grammy Awards




CBS breaks their seven year tradition of not having a host for the Grammy Awards with LL Cool J. The rapper and actor has hosted the live Grammy nominations concert since 2008. However, this will be the first time he will host the show.


Recent past hosts include Queen Latifah at the 47th GRAMMY Awards and Jon Stewart at the 43rd and 44th GRAMMY telecasts. Over the years, additional GRAMMY hosts include Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell, among others.


LL Cool J joins previously announced performers and current GRAMMY nominees Jason Aldean and 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 GRAMMY stage.


The 54th Grammy Awards will air Feb. 12 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


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