Justin Bieber was both the host and musical guest on “SNL” on Feb. 9. He opened the show by paying tribute to Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, an odd combination that somehow worked for the Biebs. “February is that special time of year. You know – Black History Month and Valentine’s Day. We’re going to celebrate both,” he said on Saturday.
Pop sensation Justin Bieber then proceeded to serenade adoring fans, while somehow paying tribute to Black History Month. “Girl, you’re driving me crazy,” he crooned, but then added, “But did you know that Denzel Washington invented the peanut?” He told the "SNL" audience that he was looking for Mrs. B. for Valentine’s Day. Suddenly, the cameras zoomed in on one particular person in the audience. Whoopi Goldberg jumped out of her seat, approached the stage and exclaimed, “Happy Black History Month, Justin!” The moment was comical and a great start to Justin Bieber’s important and highly anticipated gig on “Saturday Night Live.”
About "Saturday Night Live":
NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late night comedy showcase is currently in its 38th season. Over the last three decades, “SNL” has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of a generation. “The New York Times” noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999, "In defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, “Saturday Night Live” placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.
"Saturday Night Live" has won 36 Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for scores more. “SNL” has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." The National Association of Broadcasters inducted “SNL” into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.
"Saturday Night Live," which premiered Oct. 11, 1975, broadcasts live from NBC's famed Studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller Center.
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