LL Cool J, the unstoppable rapper and NCIS: LA star will be the host for the 2012 Grammy awards. In the past the jack of all trades has hosted the Grammy nomination concert, but now he’s stepping up to the plate for the big show, which was the announcement made on Wednesday, January 18th.
In a statement with People LL Cool J said I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night.” His hosting duties with the Grammy nomination concert has been on display since 2008, when he first started hosting. “I will always have fond memories of my first Grammys Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true.”
If you count recent hosts the last was Queen Latifah right off of Chicago fame in 2004. This surprising news comes right off the heels of the announcement of a whole list of performers added to the night including Nicki Minaj, Foo Fighters and Taylor Swift join Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean and Bruno Mars as some of the lucky nominees who will also take the stage at the show.
A few months ago it was rumored that the most successful act of 2011, Adele would be performing, marking her first public appearance since her highly publicized vocal surgery, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Catch LL Cool J fulfilling his hosting duties (unless he pulls an Eddie Murphy) on February 12th, on CBS.