It’s official. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will finally have a host!

After seven years without a designated emcee to keep the ceremonies flowing, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]LL Cool J[/lastfm], the man the GRAMMYs have gone to for the last few nominations concerts has officially been named HOST of the 2012 awards show which will air on Sunday, February 12th!

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LL joins previously announced performers and current GRAMMY nominees [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jason Aldean[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kelly Clarkson[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm].

LL, also a two-time GRAMMY winner in his own right, is excited to be given a shot as host:

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

LL has hosted the GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night since they stared back in 2008. Recent hosts of the GRAMMYs include [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen Latifah[/lastfm] and The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart. Over the years, comedians Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell have also hosted, among others.

Music’s Biggest Night will take place live on Sunday, February 12th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HD and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8-11:30PM (ET/PT).

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