New York based hip-hop recording artist and actor James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J has been named as the host for The 58th Grammy Awards.
Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said: “We are delighted to welcome back the very talented LL Cool J as our host for the 58th Grammys.”
“His unique expertise, both as a Grammy-winning recording artist and accomplished actor, allows him to connect with both his musical peers and the fans at home, and his dynamic personality and charismatic energy set the perfect tone for our show.”
“The performances and moments that take place on the Grammy stage are awesome in so many ways for the audience and artists alike,” LL Cool J said after the announcement.
“I’m honored once again to host Music’s Biggest Night as we celebrate the talented music creators of today. It’s going to be an incredible night and I’m excited to share this experience with the world.”
This is the 5th time in a row for rapper LL Cool J to be announced as the host of the 2016 Grammy Awards, which holds on the 15th of February, 2016.