LL Cool J has secured a hosting gig at the Grammy Awards. The rapper/actor who has been hosting the annual awards show since 2012 is returning to the position at the upcoming ceremony which is taking place at the Staples Center, Los Angeles next month.

Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow shared in a statement why the rapper is ?perfect? choice for the hosting duty. ?As both a Grammy-winning recording artist and an accomplished actor, LL Cool J?s wide range of talent, dynamic personality and charismatic energy make him the perfect choice to host the Grammy Awards,? he said. ?His unique expertise allows him to set the right tone for the show and connect with everyone ? from his musical peers to fans at home. We are honored to have him back.?


The ?Toys? star also expressed his excitement about returning to host the show. ?I?m thrilled to again be part of music?s biggest night. The performances and moments you see on the Grammy stage are nothing less than amazing throughout the years and this year?s show is shaping up to be one you will never forget,? he said in the statement.

The 2015 Academy Awards is taking place on Sunday, February 8 and airs on CBS. Pharrell Williams, Miranda Lambert and Sam Smith and more stars were recently announced as performers at the event, joining previously-announced stars such as Madonna and Ed Sheeran.

? AceShowbiz.com


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