LL Cool J is to host the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
The rapper-actor will head the proceedings when the music industry honors its biggest stars at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 12.
LL Cool J - who has previously hosted the Grammy Award nominations concert - said he is very excited to be a part of the prestigious ceremony.
"I'm thrilled to be part of music's biggest night," he said in a statement. "I will always have fond memories of my first Grammys Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true."
Adele leads this year's nominees with six nods for her album 21, while Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters and Kanye West are also up for numerous awards.