LL Cool J To Host The Grammy Awards
"I'm thrilled to be part of Music's Biggest Night," said LL COOL J. "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 come true. Great performances and great music — it's gonna be a great night!"
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. Recent past hosts include Queen Latifah at the 47th Grammy Awards and Jon Stewart for the 43rd and 44th Grammy telecasts. Over the years, additional Grammy hosts include Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, 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.