LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The Grammy Awards will celebrate a lot of new music, but its ceremony will have a familiar face up-front in host LL Cool J.

The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the rap artist and actor will be the master of ceremonies for the fifth consecutive year. The Grammys will air on CBS Feb. 15 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Somewhat unique to awards shows, the Grammys traditionally focus more on performances than trophy delivery. The host tends to have a lower profile than on other awards shows.

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow says LL Cool J’s personality and energy set the perfect tone for the show.

The entertainer, a two-time Grammy winner, responded that he is “honored once again to host Music’s Biggest Night as we celebrate the talented music creators of today.

“It’s going to be an incredible night and I’m excited to share this experience with the world,” added LL Cool J, who portrays Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS series “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

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