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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Justin Bieber Will Be 'SNL's Host and Musical Guest February 9th

Young person Justin Bieber has been hinting about hosting SNL on Twitter the past week, and now, Billboard has confirmed that he's set to be the host and musical guest for the show's Feburary 9th episode to promote his new acoustic album. This will be Bieber's second appearance on the show after serving as musical guest on an episode hosted by Tina Fey in 2010. He even appeared in a sketch in said episode, singing to Fey in a sketch where she played his schoolteacher (embedded below). Justin Bieber will be the third musician to host the show this season, which has been unusually saturated with singers-turned-hosts, following in the footsteps of Bruno Mars and Maroon 5's Adam Levine, who is will serve as host (but not musical guest) on January 26th. NOTE: Seth MacFarlane doesn't count as a musician-host because he is a comedy person first and a lounge crooner second.

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  • http://twitter.com/TheDailyPrateek Prateek Srivastava

    Well it's interesting because Maroon 5 was the musical guest for the Jeremy Renner episode and now a few months later Adam Levine is coming back as the host. Has that happened before? Musical guest in one episode in the season and host in another episode that same season.

    • http://sorryyourheinous.tumblr.com syh

      I think you might be right, this may be a first. Looking around, there are several examples of a performer as host and then on as musical guest (or vice versa) in different episodes, but, from what I can tell, never in the same season: Sting (1996, 1997), Jennifer Lopez (2000, 2001), Ludacris (2005, 2006), and Jack Black with Tenacious D (2005, 2006). Taylor Swift did the same calendar year, but different seasons (2009, seasons 34 and 35). I thought maybe Justin Timberlake could've done it, but nope, never the same season (lots of cameos, though even those have been spread out). Paul Simon has been on a bunch of times, but same thing. There is also the case of Garth Brooks, who hosted twice, once with himself as musical guest and once with himself as musical guest, Chris Gaines edition (1998, 1999).

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.wunder.7 Brandon Wunder

    SNL is a show where the quality of the episode has A LOT to do with who the host is. This is one episode I'm going to stay as far away from as possible.