LL Cool J Will Host the 2012 Grammys

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LL Cool J poses in press room during GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! at Club Nokia on December 1, 2010 in LA

LL Cool J poses in press room during GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! at Club Nokia on December 1, 2010 in LA. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)

The Grammy Awards are changing things up this year, putting a host in place to guide the show for the first time in seven years. LL Cool J, a two-time Grammy winner, will handle the gig, making sure things flow smoothly during the 54th Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012. LL Cool J’s following in the Grammy Awards hosting footsteps of Queen Latifah, Jon Stewart, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell.
 
Confirmed to join LL Cool J on stage to perform are Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift.
 
The event will be broadcast live on the East Coast on CBS from 8-11:30pm ET (the West Coast gets the delayed version, also at 8pm).
 
“I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night,” stated LL COOL J in the press release announcing his involvement in The Grammys. “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!”
 
Source: The Recording Academy – January 18, 2012
 
Posted by Rebecca Murray
 

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