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Watch Nicki Minaj Perform, Impersonate Beyoncé And Kim Kardashain On SNL

Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and performed three songs from her upcoming new album The Pinkprint: “Bed Of Lies” with Skylar Grey, “Only,” and “All Things Go.” She also appeared in a few sketches: she played Beyoncé in a MTV hip-hop nativity sketch called the “Jingle Ballerz Special,”… More »

By: James Rettig / December 7, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Watch Mark Ronson Perform With Bruno Mars & Mystikal On SNL

Mark Ronson was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and he brought out Bruno Mars and Mystikal to perform their respective songs from his upcoming new album, Uptown Special. Mars sang their lead single “Uptown Funk” in his first SNL appearance since 2012 (when he performed “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which Ronso… More »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014 - 10:45 am

Watch Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ SNL Promos With Cameron Diaz

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars will perform their new single “Uptown Funk” on Saturday Night Live this weekend and NBC has released the promos for the show which feature the two of them going head-to-head with host Cameron Diaz. They do some Nardwuar-esque awkward still posing and Diaz gets frustrated with them for not saying… More »

By: James Rettig / November 21, 2014 - 8:59 am

SNL Announces Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, One Direction For December

Today, NBC and Saturday Night Live announced that they will close out their 2014 season with performances from Nicki Minaj (hosted by James Franco on 12/06), Charli XCX (hosted by Martin Freeman on 12/13), and One Direction (hosted by Amy Adams on 12/20). Minaj and One Direction have performed on the show before, but thi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Watch A Sweaty, Black-Lensed Kendrick Lamar Return To SNL

Kendrick Lamar was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night. He performed his new single, “i,” and brought out Chantal Kreviazuk and Jay Rock to do their collaboration “Pay For It.” Lamar was pretty intense (and sweaty) and wore black sclera contacts to give the performance a bit of a disconcerting edge. The… More »

By: James Rettig / November 16, 2014 - 9:39 am

Watch SNL Parody Ariana Grande, Megan Trainor, Sam Smith, & Lorde With Young Tarts & Old Farts Commercial

A highlight of tonight’s funny (really) and cameo-filled (Jennifer Lawrence, Crazy Eyes) episode of Saturday Night Live was the fake commercial for Young Tarts & Old Farts, a compilation of duets in the style of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s recent chart-topping album Cheek To Cheek. This gave the cast an opportunity to break out… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 16, 2014 - 9:18 am

Fred Armisen’s Latest SNL 7″ Features Joshua Rainhorn, Paulinho e Beatriz

At the beginning of the year, Drag City announced that it was teaming up with Fred Armisen to release a series of 7-inches featuring songs by some of the musician characters he portrayed on Saturday Night Live. They’ve already released two splits: the Blue Jean Committee with the Fingerlings and the Bjelland Brothers with TasteMore »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Get A Piggyback Ride In His SNL Promo

Kendrick Lamar is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend alongside host Woody Harrelson. Today, NBC has released the promos that Lamar, Harrelson, and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon shot, which feature Lamar getting mistaken for a member of the cast of True Detective and getting a piggyback ride. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014 - 7:14 pm

Mark Ronson Playing SNL This Month

Mark Ronson will be Saturday Night Live‘s musical guest on 11/22. He’ll be performing the lead single from his upcoming fourth studio album, which is a collaboration with Bruno Mars called “Uptown Funk.” The song itself is expected to be released on 11/10, presumably with an official album announcement and release date along with it. More »

By: James Rettig / November 3, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Watch Prince’s Mighty Return To SNL In Third Eye Sunglasses

Prince returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in eight years to perform an extended 8-minute jam with his band, 3rdEyeGirl. He played a medley of three songs: “Clouds,” “Marz,” and “Another Love,” and wore some crazy third eye sunglasses while doing it. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Watch SNL‘s Swiftamine Commercial For Taylor Swift Onset Vertigo

Saturday Night Live took on Taylor Swift last night with a fake commercial for Swiftamine, a drug that helps with the vertigo you experience when you come to the realization that you love Taylor Swift, even if you think you may hate her. (1989 is so good, right?) Host Chris Rock makes an appearance. Watch… More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014 - 11:29 am

MØ Explains Delayed Vocals With Iggy Azalea On SNL

After an off performance alongside Iggy Azalea on SNL this past weekend, MØ tweeted a picture of a handwritten letter, penned for her fans, offering an explanation for the problems she encountered on set. She wrote, “I was BEYOND excited (!!!) — but unfortunately I had some technical difficulties which cased latency on my vocals,… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 27, 2014 - 3:44 pm

SNL Will Let Prince Play An 8-Minute Jam

Saturday Night Live musical performances aren’t really known for their inventiveness. Sure, there’s the occasional exaggerated stunt (or blunder), but it seems like it’s mostly just another PR stepping stone artists have to get through, and the music always feels tangentially related to the goings-on of the actual show. But leave it to Prince to… More »

By: James Rettig / October 27, 2014 - 11:33 am

Watch SNL‘s “Chandelier” Halloween Party Sketch With Jim Carrey & Iggy Azalea

Saturday Night Live‘s a little slow on the uptake nowadays, so it took them until now to fit in a parody of Sia’s “Chandelier,” something that both Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers did months ago. Their version takes place at an office Halloween party where two people both dress as Maddie Ziegler, the dancer from… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014 - 11:28 am

Prince To Play SNL With Host Chris Rock

It’s kinda hard to believe that Chris Rock has only hosted SNL once (in 1996), and that Prince has only performed on the show twice (in 1981 and 2006). But on November 1, Rock and Prince will do the show together. Of course, Rock is a longtime Prince fan: He’s got a good joke about… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 14, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Watch Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Play SNL‘s 40th Season Premiere

Ariana Grande mumbled her way through her debut Saturday Night Live appearance for the show’s 40th season premiere last night. She sang My Everything single “Break Free” and was joined by the Weeknd to perform their duet “Love Me Harder.” Watch the two performances below, plus her promos with host Chris Pratt. More »

By: James Rettig / September 28, 2014 - 11:50 am

SNL Books Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 For Season 40

Saturday Night Live kicks off its 40th season later this month. While the show has a rich history of booking of-the-moment buzz bands as musical guests, giving them career-defining moments, that won’t be happening in the first couple of months of this season. The first two guests of this season are big crossover pop stars,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2014 - 1:38 pm

The Replacements To Play 30 Rock For The First Time Since SNL Ban

The Replacements were banned from Saturday Night Live in 1986 after a drunken performance in which they forgot entire verses, mumbled lyrics, and cursed at the audience. In the band’s oral history All Over But The Shouting, Bob Stinson recalled that night: “Lorne Michaels put food and flower baskets in our [hotel] rooms, free bar… More »

By: James Rettig / September 5, 2014 - 8:26 pm

A.C. Newman Turns The Tables On Sound Advice‘s Janessa Slater

Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL‘s Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice — and many merciless insults — to the likes of Drake, TV On The Radio, Tegan And Sara, HAIM, and most of the lineup of Governor’s Ball. We thought it was time somebody… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2014 - 12:56 pm

SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight’s SNL season 39 finale addressed the week’s big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the cold open. It was pretty good! Jay (Jay Pharoah) and Solange (Sasheer Zamata) let us know everything’s cool between them, and actually if you watch the video with audio it… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am
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