Hip-Hop legend and two time Grammy Award winner, LL Cool J will hold it down and host the 54th annual Grammy Awards this year.  Music's biggest night will air February 12th, live from the Staples Center at 7pm on CBS.

This is the first time LL has served as host of the Grammys and it’s the first time in seven years, that the Grammy’s have had an official host.

In addition to hosting the “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night”, LL also serves as co-producer of the pre-Grammy performance show.

LL sat down with allhiphop.com to talk about his upcoming gig and said simply, “I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night.  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!”

Artists who will take to the stage include Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson etc.  Plus, Nicki Minaj is up for 4 awards including: Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for "Moment 4 Life" (with Drake), Best Rap Album for Pink Friday, and Album Of The Year (as a featured artist on Rihanna's Loud).

Bruno Mars is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Grenade"; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Doo-Wops & Hooligans