Flash Facts: 17 Things You Should Know About the 2012 Grammys

Who is the oldest nominee? Why are some musicians protesting? These fun facts will make you an expert before the Feb. 12 show (19 Photos)

Sona Charaipotra on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:52AM

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Flash Facts: 17 Things You Should Know About the 2012 Grammys

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The Host with the Most

This year, two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will serve as the first official Grammy host in seven years. So why him and why now? Well, as the host of the Grammy Nominations Concert Live for the past four years, he's had plenty of training in what the Recording Academy wants. And if he has questions, he can always ask pals and previous Grammy hosts Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart and Queen Latifah for pointers. LL calls hosting the event, which airs Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. on CBS, "a dream come true."

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