Kanye West confirmed as musical guest on Saturday Night Live season finale


While it was reported earlier in the month that Kanye West would be returning to the Saturday Night Live studio sometime in May, today saw SNL confirm via Twitter that Mr. West will be headlining as their musical guest on the 38th season finale.

Besides Yeezy, the famous Saturday night sketch show also announced that the finale will mark actor Ben Affleck's fifth appearance as host of the show - this will add him to the five timers club of which Justin Timberlake became a part of last month.

The show featuring Kanye West and Ben Affleck will air May 18th.

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis perform "Thrift Shop" on SNL | TV Catch-Up


Performing their smash hit "Thrift Shop" this past weekend on Saturday Night Live, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis put on quite a show during the Kevin Hart hosted episode.Read more

Kendrick Lamar performs "Swimming Pools (Drank)" x "Poetic Justice" on Saturday Night Live

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That good kid from the m.A.A.d city is on top of the world right now. With his single "Swimming Pools (Drank)" achieving platinum status and his debut LP good kid, m.A.A.d city receiving universal critical acclaim and being called one of the best albums of 2012, Kendick Lamar made his debut appearance on the popular long running comedy show Saturday Night Live last night.

Apart from appearing with The Lonely Island and yesterday's host Adam Levine for the "YOLO" digital short, the Compton success story performed the platinum single "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and the Drake featuring "Poetic Justice", watch both performances below.

"Swimming Pools (Drank)"

“Poetic Justice”

The Lonely Island x Kendrick Lamar x Adam Levine - "YOLO" (SNL digital short) [Video]

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Kendrick Lamar made his eagerly anticipated Saturday Night live debut last night.

Apart from performing the good kid, m.A.A.d city highlights “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice”, the Compton raised, TDE/Aftermath recording artist appeared alongside The Lonely Island and Adam Levine in a digital comedy short called "YOLO", a response of sorts to Drake's popular cut from Thank Me Later.

Watch Kendrick Lamar's playing a financial planner distributing good advice on how to really spend your money in the current climate below.


Ne-Yo, 2 Chainz x Jamie Foxx perform on Saturday Night Live | TV Catch-Up

With Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx playing host for the second time, The Source's "Man of the Year" 2 Chainz and R&B star  Ne-Yo turned out to perform on Saturday Night Live last night (8th November).

Ne-Yo appeared as the show's special guest performer, giving an impressive showcase of his vocal skills and dance talents with two tracks from his R.E.D. album. First he channelled his best Michael Jackson impression for a superbly-choreographed rendition of his UK summer No.1. "Let Me Love You", then he came back to deliver the slower, gentler "She Is", backed only by piano and acoustic guitar (and no Tim McGraw, who is featured on the album version).

And then, just to change the mood again, 2 Chainz, came out during Jamie Foxx's musical melody and the two (him and Foxx) performed "Birthday Song" together. The man we previously called Tity Boi was recently nominated for a Grammy for his best-selling album Based on a T.R.U Story, so there's plenty to celebrate.

Bruno Mars - "Young Girls" | New Music

Last week while hosting Saturday Night Live Bruno Mars gave a live debut performance of his new single "Young Girls" - and now the studio version has now found it's way online for our listening pleasure. Read more

Frank Ocean performs "Thinkin Bout You" + "Pyramids" w/ John Mayer on Saturday Night Live

To kick off the first episode of the thirty-eighth season of the long running NBC late night sketch comedy and variety series Saturday Night Live last night, Frank Ocean hit the stage to perform two tracks from his critically acclaimed Def Jam debut album channel ORANGE.Read more

Frank Ocean to perform at 2012 MTV VMAs, Saturday Night Live | Music News

Any music aficionado who's caught his live show, or even watched footage online, can agree that Frank Ocean is one of the industry's best performers. So, it's no surprise that the Odd Future crooner has been booked to play at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, which takes place on September 6th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ocean joins a performing line-up including Rihanna, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Green Day and Pink. The R&B star, who released his debut album, channel ORANGE, to critical acclaim earlier this year, claims three nominations at this year's VMAs, for Best New Artist, Best Male Video and Best Direction.

As if a gig at MTV's annual spectacle wasn't enough, Ocean is also set to perform live on the long-running primetime U.S. television show, Saturday Night Live, on September 15th, helping to kick off its 38th season.

New Rihanna SNL skit 'in the works' | TV News

While Eli Manning takes on hosting duties for this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, musical guest Rihanna is in talks to star in a skit alongside her partner-in-crime Andy Sandberg. Read more

Gotye performs on Saturday Night Live | TV Catch-Up

There have been weeks of anticipation leading up to this weekend's Saturday Night Live music appearance by Gotye, and last night (Saturday14th) the Belgian-Australian singer delivered stellar performances alongside singer Kimbra.

Gotye took to stage with a full live band giving a heartfelt performance of the infectious number 1 hit, "Somebody That I Used To Know," and was joined on stage half way through by Kimbra. The dynamic between the two worked perfectly on stage, bringing the song to a new level.Read more

Florence + The Machine perform “No Light, No Light” & "Shake It Out" on SNL [Video]

Grammy-nominated Florence + The Machine recently made their return to the Saturday Night Live stage, in support of their new album, Ceremonials, which dropped a few weeks ago. Backed by a live choir, Florence showed off her vocal prowess as she rocked out to "No Light, No Light" and "Shake It Out."

And in good spirits, Florence even participated in a faux Thanksgiving commercial for a must-have collection of "turkey-themed rap fusion songs," as she gets down as Flow Doubt.

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Drake - "Make Me Proud" w/ Nicki Minaj + "Headlines" live on Saturday Night Live | TV Catch-Up

Drizzy Drake made his Saturday Night Live debut a few hours ago. The Young Money/Cash Money/OVOXO repping rapper/singer performed his most recent collaborative single "Make Me Proud" with label mate Nicki Minaj as well as the 1st single from the Take Care album "Headlines". Watch both performances below.

Drake - "Make Me Proud" w/ Nicki Minaj

Drake - "Headlines"

Drake's sophomore album Take Care is set to be released on November 15th and has confirmed features from Rick Ross, Stevie Wonder, Andre 3000 and more.

Jessie J performs "Price Tag" w/ B.o.B x "Mama Knows Best" on SNL | TV Catch-Up

Jessie J made her American TV debut last night on the popular Saturday Night Live show and performed "Mama Knows Best" and was also joined by B.o.B for a performance of "Price Tag" from her debut album Who You Are.

Watch the performances below.

Cee Lo Green - "Forget You" x "Bright Lights, Bigger City" Live on SNL (Video)

Cee Lo Green dropped into the popular Saturday Night Live show last night and performed two tracks from his current solo album The Lady Killer.
Peep the performances below.

"Forget You"

"Bright Lights, Bigger City"