LL Cool J is set to take the helm of the music industry's biggest award ceremony for the fourth time. The rapper-turned-actor has been named the host of the 2015 Grammys, a position he has proudly held since 2012.

LL Cool J
LL Cool J will host the Grammy Awards for a fourth consecutive time

"As both a Grammy-winning recording artist and an accomplished actor, LL Cool J's wide range of talent, dynamic personality and charismatic energy make him the perfect choice to host the Grammy Awards," Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement. "His unique expertise allows him to set the right tone for the show and connect with everyone -- from his musical peers to fans at home. We are honored to have him back."

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This year's award show is expected to be one of the biggest ever, the confirmed list of performers already includes Common and John Legend, who will perform Glory from the film 'Selma,' Miranda Lambert, Usher, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, AC/DC, Eric Church, Ariana Grande, Madonna and Ed Sheeran.

Furthermore, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith and Beyoncé all lead the Grammy nominees with six nods each.

LL Cool J added: "I'm thrilled to again be part of music's biggest night. The performances and moments you see on the Grammy stage are nothing less than amazing throughout the years and this year's show is shaping up to be one you will never forget."

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8th, and will broadcast live on CBS.