As the 58th annual Grammy Awards approach, more and more pieces are starting to fall into place as LL Cool J has confirmed that he’ll be hosting for the fifth consecutive year.
It marks the legendary emcee as the longest-serving master of ceremonies since the committee moved proceedings to Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show is set to take place on Feb. 15th and the nominations were announced earlier this month, with Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar setting the pace by picking up a staggering 11 nods.
Cool J himself has been nominated on nine occasions, winning in 1992 and 1997 for “Mama Said Knock You Out” and “Hey Lover,” respectively.
Both awards came in the Best Rap Solo Performance category, which was discontinued after the 2011 ceremony.
Music’s Biggest Night, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards airs in high-definition and 5.1 surround sound on CBS starting at 7pm.