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Official: Justin Bieber to Pull Double Duty on 'Saturday Night Live'

January 10, 2013 (4:28 am) GMT
The 'Boyfriend' hitmaker is slated to host and perform in a February 9 episode of the NBC variety show.

's "" gig has been confirmed by NBC. In a pres release, the network announces that the Canadian pop sensation will serve as both host and musical performer for a February 9 edition of the show.

The Biebs, who will launch his new album "" on January 29, first teased his "SNL" appearance earlier this month. He tweeted on January 2, "2013. what's coming? #snl ???"

Though it will mark the first time Bieber pulls a double duty on "SNL", the "Somebody to Love" singer has previously hosted the show in 2011. His first appearance on the variety series was in April 2010 during which he was tapped as a musical guest.

Words are, the 18-year-old singer has given a greenlight to "SNL" writers to poke fun at his recent pot smoking scandal.

Before the Bieber episode, "SNL" will return on January 19 with host and musical guest , and on January 26 with host and musical guest .

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