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A little awards show eye candy never hurt anyone.
Storied rapper and the O.G. of dimples LL Cool J has been tapped to host next year’s Grammys for the fifth consecutive year, reports E! Online.
“[LL Cool J’s] 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,” Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement.
LL, a two-time Grammy winner himself, echoed his sentiment, enthusiastic to return to the stage for a fifth year.
“The performances and moments that take place on the Grammy stage are awesome in so many ways for the audience and artists alike,” he said in a statement. “It’s going to be an incredible night, and I’m excited to share this experience with the world.”
Don’t miss this year’s Grammys, airing February 15 on CBS.
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