LL Cool J
LL Cool J will host the 2012 Grammy beginning in just a few hours. Reuters

The 2012 Grammy Awards will begin shortly and this year organizers of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards are making sure that you have plenty of opportunities to watch the event both online and via live stream. You can also listen to the 2012 Grammy Awards via radio worldwide.

The Grammy Awards is taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will be hosted by actor/rapper LL Cool J, a two-time Grammy winner. Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson will also be performing a special music tribute to Whitney Houston.

A light has been dimmed in our music community today, and we extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, fans and all who have been touched by her beautiful voice, said Neil Portnow, president and chief executive officer of the The Recording Academy.

Houston was a six-time Grammy winner.

Here is a list of all your options to ensure you stay on top of what' happening at this year's Award show.

On Television

You can watch the 54th Annual Grammy Awards live in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network. The show will begin at 8 p.m. and will run until 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

On Radio

The 2012 Grammy Awards show will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One/Dial Global. You can find out how to listen Grammy Radio here.

Live stream online

The 2012 Grammy Awards will be live streamed on Grammy.com, CBS.com, and on YouTube.

Here is the list of performers for the 54th Grammy Awards, as reported on the Grammys Web site:

-- Adele, who will be performing for the first time since undergoing vocal-cord surgery last fall

-- Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

-- The Beach Boys, who will be reuniting for their first appearance in two decades, with Foster the People and Maroon 5

-- Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood

-- Chris Brown

-- Glen Campbell with the Band Perry and Blake Shelton

-- The Civil Wars

-- Coldplay and Rihanna

-- Dance/electronica segment featuring Chris Brown, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, and Lil Wayne

-- Foo Fighters

-- Jennifer Hudson, who will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston

-- Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt

-- Diana Krall

-- Bruno Mars

-- Paul McCartney

-- Nicki Minaj

-- Maceo Parker

-- Katy Perry

-- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

-- Taylor Swift

-- Joe Walsh