NBC revealed Thursday (Jan. 3) that Maroon 5 front man and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine will host "SNL" for the first time ever on Jan. 26, while breakout rapper Kendrick Lamar will serve as musical guest.
Levine's hosting gig on the sketch-comedy series comes on the heels of his acting debut in "American Horror Story: Asylum." He also has a role in the upcoming film "Can a Song Save a Life?
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The singer has performed on the show four times with Maroon 5, most recently during the Jeremy Renner-hosted episode on Nov. 12, 2012. He also showed off his comedy chops during an appearance in the sketch "The Stand Off," which may have helped him secure hosting duties.
Levine isn't the first pop star to host "SNL" this season. Bruno Mars had a surprisingly strong showing when he hosted in October.
Lamar, meanwhile, will perform a song off his critically-acclaimed major-label debut, "good kid, m.A.A.d city," which was released in October.
NBC's "SNL" returns with new episodes on Jan. 19 with host Jennifer Lawrence and The Lumineers as musical guests.