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Drake set to make debut as host on 'SNL'

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Drake will make his first appearance as a host on "Saturday Night Live" in 2014.

According to an article posted Dec. 22 at Billboard.com, the superstar Canuck rapper will pull double duties as host and musical guest when the popular NBC sketch comedy returns in January.

Drizzy, who began his stage career in Canada, playing the character Jimmy Brooks on CTV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation," previously appeared as a "SNL" musical guest on a Halloween episode in October 2011, but the new year appearance will mark the 27-year-old Toronto native's debut as the show's host.

The episode will air on Sat., Jan. 18, 2014 at 9.00 p.m. ET/PT on the Global Network in Canada and NBC in the U.S.

See local listings for times in your area.

Drake wrapped up the North American leg of his Would You Like A Tour? on Dec. 16 in Auburn Hills, Mich. and will kick off a round of dates in the U.K., beginning March 11 in Manchester, England at Phones4U Area.

His hugely successful third studio release "Nothing was the Same" debuted at No. 1 in Canada and the U.S. and has spawned six successful singles.

Did you know? Drake's "Nothing was the Same" debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 658,000 copies in its first week of release and earned Platinum Certification in the U.S and Canada.

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