Grammys Name Host, More Performers

LL Cool J at the GRAMMY Nominations Concert. Photo: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com

LL Cool J is set to host the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, marking the first time in seven years that the show will have an official host. Music’s Biggest Night takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS.

LL Cool J has hosted The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night since its inception in December 2008, and this will be his first time hosting the GRAMMY Awards telecast.

Also at the show, nominees Coldplay and Rihanna will perform live together for the first time. Paul McCartney, nominee and 2012 MusiCares® Person of the Year, joins them on the performance line-up. Previously announced performers include nominees Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift.

Events surrounding the awards include the annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Clive Davis and The Recording Academy will host the event honoring Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson the evening before the GRAMMY Awards.

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