NBC’s Saturday Night Live has announced its lineup of hosts and musical guests for this month. As was previously revealed last month, Jennifer Lawrence will be making her SNL debut as host on January 19th with musical guest The Lumineers. The actress will likely be just coming off a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work in Silver Linings Playbook, and though we haven’t seen her in a straight comedy just yet, I imagine the actress’ charisma and candidness will make for some memorable sketches.
Also making an SNL hosting debut is Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who will tackle hosting duties on January 26th alongside musical guest Kendrick Lamar. Levine has been making a transition from music to on-camera work as of late, as he’s one of the hosts of NBC’s The Voice and appears on the FX series American Horror Story: Asylum. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
New York, NY – January 3, 2013 – SNL rings in the new year on January 19 with Jennifer Lawrence and The Lumineers, both making their SNL debut. The Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress can currently be seen in the Golden Globe nominated “Silver Linings Playbook.” Lawrence’s past credits include the starring role in the film adaptation of “The Hunger Games,” “Winter’s Bone,” and “X-Men: First Class.”
The Lumineers received two 2013 Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Americana album. Their hit single, “Ho Hey,” off of their self-titled debut album reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went double platinum, while the album has been certified gold in the U.S., Canada and Ireland.
Adam Levine will make his hosting debut on January 26. Levine currently stars as a musician coach on NBC’s hit show “The Voice” and is the front man and guitarist for the multiple Grammy Award-winning recording group, Maroon 5.
Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar’s album “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” was released October 22, 2012 to universal acclaim, and debuted atop the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and at number two on the Billboard 200. His album went gold and sold more copies in its first week than any other debut album in 2012.
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.