For the fourth consecutive year, LL Cool J will host The Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The two-time Grammy winner from New York City has served as the MC for over 10 Grammy shows, tributes, and specials. He also produced The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night, and A Very Grammy Christmas television special.
“I’m thrilled to again be part of music’s biggest night,” says 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.”
“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,” says 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.”
The performers for the 57th annual Grammy Awards include Madonna, Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Common, Usher, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Miranda Lambert, AC/DC, and Eric Church.
Williams, Smith, and Beyonce lead all artists with six nominations and will compete for Album of the Year. Last year. Williams won four awards: Album of the Year for Random Access Memories with Daft Punk, Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Get Lucky” (also with Daft Punk), and Producer of the Year-Non-Classical.