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TWO-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER LL COOL J RETURNS TO HOST THE 57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

LL Cool J Grammy's Press Photo
  – LL Cool J Grammy's Press Photo

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY®winner LL COOL J is set to return as host of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®marking his fourth consecutive year as MC. Over the years, the dynamic host has presided over 10 GRAMMY shows, tributes, and specials, and served as a producer for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®,” and “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” holiday special.

“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,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “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.”

“I’m thrilled to again be part of Music’s Biggest Night,” said LL COOL J. “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.”

The lineup for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards currently includes previously announced performers AC/DCEric ChurchCommonAriana GrandeMiranda LambertJohn LegendMadonnaEd SheeranSam SmithUsher, and Pharrell Williams. The eclectic lineup sets the stage for what’s sure to be an incredible night for music. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Music’s Biggest Night will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television NetworkSunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.