12/06/2013 11:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2013

LL Cool J's Grammys Nominations Concert Gig Went Pretty Well

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At the CBS Grammy nomination concert, "The GRAMMYS Nominations Concert Live!!," LL Cool J took to the stage clad in a velvet suit and the black-tie version of his Kangol hat, to announce nominees for the 56th annual Grammy awards. He did not appear to be in violation of any boob-related wardrobe rules.

Acting as emcee for the second year in a row, the multi-hyphenate distributed nods for the 2014 ceremony. Nominations included 9 nominations for Jay Z, as well as 7 each for Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell. As for awards of his own, LL Cool J took home trophies for Best Rap Solo performance in both 1992 and 1997.

The 56th annual Grammy awards will take place at the Staples center in Los Angeles and air on Jan. 26, 2014, also on CBS. For the full Grammys nominations list of 2014 nominees, head to the Grammys website.



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