Drake to Host and Perform on ‘SNL’ in January

Drake will perform and host Saturday Night Live when it returns for 2014.  The Toronto OVO rapper will helm the show on January 18th, 2014, the show announced during its broadcast last night which featured Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

SNL has previously featured Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus as hosts and performers on the late night NBC show.

Fortunately, Drake has quite a bit of acting experience to bring to the table: before launching his music career in 2006, the Toronto native (born Aubrey Drake Graham) got his start as an actor on Canadian television. He was best known for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the show Degrassi: The Next Generation.