Monday, January 30, 2012

VIDEO: Grammy Awards promos with Taylor Swift & LL Cool J

The 54th Grammy Awards are coming up on February 12.

Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J is set to host the event, marking the first time in seven years that the show will have an official host.

"I'm thrilled to be part of Music's Biggest Night," said LL Cool J. "I will always have fond memories of my first Grammy Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true. Great performances and great music — it's gonna be a great night!"

LL Cool J has hosted "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" since its inception in December 2008.

LL Cool J joins previously announced performers and current Grammy nominees Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift. Aldean and Minaj will perform on the Grammy telecast for the first time, while Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Mars, and Swift are returning to the event.

LL and Swift have teamed up for a series of promos for the show – check them out below.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast by CBS on Sunday, February 12 at 8:00 PM EST from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.