Earlier today we heard some disturbing Justin Bieber news but right now we hear, well, less disturbing Bieber news. Billboard magazine is reporting that The Biebs has been officially confirmed as both the host and musical guest on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. As you may know, JB made a cameo appearance on SNL back in April of 2010 but this time, he’ll be the main attraction. Are y’all ready for Justin Bieber to take control of SNL?
After Justin Bieber hinted at hosting and performing on “Saturday Night Live” on Twitter on Monday (Jan. 7), a source has confirmed to Billboard that the pop superstar will indeed be pulling double-duty on the long-running variety show. The Biebs will take over “SNL” on the Feb. 9. Bieber previously appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in April 2010, in which he performed “U Smile” and serenaded the night’s host, Tina Fey, in a sketch. Earlier this season, Bruno Mars served as the host and performer of “Saturday Night Live,” and artists like Christina Aguilera and Elton John have pulled double duty on the show in the past … Bieber’s appearance on Feb. 9 will be in support of his “Believe Acoustic” album, due out Jan. 29. The Biebs performed a stripped-down take on his hit single “Boyfriend,” along with two other singles, on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” last week.
As you may recall we learned last week that Adam Levine will host and Kendrick Lamar will be musical guest when SNL returns with all new eps on January 26 … but February 9 is the date that all y’all Bieber fans have to circle in red on your calendars. I can’t say that I’m entirely confident that Bieber can pull double duty as host and musical guest on SNL so I guess we’ll have to see if the little man can sink or swim. Will you be tuning in for the show?