LL Cool J to Host 54th Annual Grammy Awards

James Todd Smith, commonly known as LL Cool J, was named this year’s Grammy Awards host

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Rap pioneer and NCIS: Los Angeles actor LL Cool J will host the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, airing Feb. 12 at 8 pm EST, according to CBS. It’s the first time in seven years that the ceremony will have an official host.

Todd is excited to host the nation’s biggest night in music.“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!”

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