Timberlake’s return to Studio 8H for the first time in over a decade also included a performance of another new track, ‘Sanctified,’ and a fun skit featuring him and Jimmy Fallon
Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to Saturday Night Live — for the sixth time.
Host Dakota Johnson introduced the “Mirrors” singer for his first return as musical guest in over a decade this weekend.
That moment saw him perform a second new track, “Sanctified,” which featured rapper and singer Tobe Nwigwe, who also made an appearance on the SNL stage.
Timberlake also performed the lead single off of his forthcoming solo album, “Selfish,” just days after its release.
That track was introduced by SNL alum and Timberlake’s close friend, Jimmy Fallon. In fact, Fallon was a frequent presence throughout the night, popping up alongside Timberlake during Johnson’s monologue and as he and the singer revisited former characters from the sketch series, including once again portraying the Gibbs brothers.
Timberlake also joked about his “comeback” during the actress’ opening monologue, having joined her on stage after she mentioned the movie they had starred in together, 2010’s hit drama.
On Jan. 19, Timberlake began teasing his first solo album in six years, Everything I Thought It Was, accompanied by a preface narrated by Benicio Del Toro. Last Friday, he shared an Instagram post using SNL’s trademark post-it notes to confirm his musical guest spot. He later released “Selfish” along with its music video.