Oscar-nominated actress Queen Latifah is presiding over the music industry’s biggest annual event — the 47th annual Grammy Awards.
She also will perform during CBS’ Feb. 13 broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences said.
“Queen Latifah is an extraordinary renaissance artist with unparalleled style and substance, and her passion, talent and personality make her an excellent choice as host for our show,” NARAS President Neil Portnow said in a statement Thursday.
Latifah debuted in 1989 with her album, “All Hail the Queen.” Her latest release, “The Dana Owens Album,” is nominated for a Grammy this year in the best jazz vocal album category.
She earned a supporting-actress Oscar nomination for her role in the 2002 film “Chicago.”