SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ Rosie O'Donnell will be back for this year's Grammys.

The talk show host's emcee stint last year earned the awards their second-highest rating in six years.

``From the moment Rosie first appeared on the Grammy stage last year, it was apparent she was loved by the audience and throughout the evening demonstrated her passion for the music,'' Michael Greene, president of the Recording Academy, said in a statement Monday.

The 42nd annual Grammys will be broadcast Feb. 23 from Los Angeles.