We're now less than two months out from the 58th Grammy Awards, and the pieces are starting to fall into place. LL Cool J has confirmed that he'll be hosting the show for the fifth consecutive year.

This makes the rapper the longest-serving master of ceremonies since the committee moved proceedings to Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Jon Stewart, a two-time host, is the only person to be called for an encore during that period.)

The show is set to take place on Feb. 15; nominations were announced earlier this month, with Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar setting the pace by picking up a staggering 11 nods. LL 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.

LL should be duly warmed up for the job, having taken a regular hosting gig on Spike's Lip Sync Battle, where he and Chrissy Teigen preside over the extrapolated version of a segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Prior to the Queens rapper's involvement, the Grammys went without a host for eight of nine years, with a sole attempt by Queen Latifah. Cool J's most recent solo album was 2013's Authentic, his 13th record overall and his first in five years. His last appearance on the big screen was also in 2013, with the Peter Segal-directed Grudge Match, which starred Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro alongside Kevin Hart and Kim Basinger.

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