Holy hip-hop! It's the 54th year of hot stars showcasing their skills. The 2012 Grammys are going to be a lot sexier with hip-hop star and actor LL Cool J hosting! This will be the first host the awards show has had in seven years. The last host of the Grammy's was Queen Latifah back in 2005. This year there's already a star-studded line-up of performances by Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Bruno Mars and more! LL Cool J said of his new gig in a recent statement:

“I’m thrilled to be part of music’s biggest night. 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.”

Should be a pretty hot show this year. The Grammy awards air Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Who do you want to see perform live?