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LL COOL J is an entertainment icon who has found great success crossing into multiple mediums. A two-time Grammy® Award winner, recording artist, talented actor, author, NAACP Image Award winner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, LL continues to display his wide range of talents with every project.
First introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist, LL is the first rap artist to amass ten consecutive platinum-plus selling albums. The multi-platinum artist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee is currently tied for third place for most Billboard chart debuts by a rapper. Earlier this year, LL received a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievement in music.
As an actor, LL COOL J has successfully transitioned to one of the consistently highest rated shows on television. He currently stars in the seventh season of the CBS hit primetime drama series, “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” which was recently renewed for an eighth season. His performance on the show garnered him an NAACP Image Award four years in a row and nominations in both 2015 and 2016 for his role of ‘Special Agent Sam Hanna.’ LL can also be seen hosting and producing the Jimmy Fallon-executive produced hit show Lip Sync Battle on Spike TV, which premiered as Spike TV’s most-watched original program ever. The series is currently in its second season.
As an entrepreneur, LL founded Boomdizzle Networks, which integrates patented collaborative technology with innovative digital marketing to change how music is recorded, distributed, and shared all over the world. He also recently partnered with Rouse Social, a social media aggregate app that brings all your favorites in music, entertainment and sports to one place.