Jennifer Lopez Set to Grace ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stage Again as a Musical Guest

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Jennifer Lopez to Join Forces with Host Ayo Edebiri on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in Highly Anticipated Feb. 3 Episode

“Saturday Night Live” Welcomes Jennifer Lopez as Musical Guest for the Feb. 3 Episode, Featuring Host Ayo Edebiri in Her Debut

Jennifer Lopez is set to make her fourth appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” having initially appeared on the show in 2000 alongside host Alan Cumming. She returned in 2001, taking on the roles of both host and musical guest. In 2010, Lopez once again pulled double duty, and in 2019, she hosted while DaBaby performed.

Joining Lopez on the upcoming episode, Ayo Edebiri will make her hosting debut on the iconic late-night series. Edebiri, recognized for her outstanding performance in “The Bear,” recently received accolades during awards season, securing an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Critic’s Choice award for her role as Sydney on the FX series. Beyond her television success, Edebiri, known for her background in stand-up comedy and comedic writing, also led the film “Bottoms” earlier this year, co-starring with Rachel Sennott.

This dynamic duo follows the recent hosting and performance pair of Dakota Johnson and Justin Timberlake on “Saturday Night Live.” Prepare for a night of entertainment as Lopez and Edebiri bring their unique talents to the iconic SNL stage.

Jennifer Lopez is set to grace the Studio 8H stage just before the highly anticipated release of her long-awaited ninth studio album, “This Is Me… Now,” scheduled to debut on February 16. This album serves as a follow-up to her 2002 project, “This Is Me… Then,” which delved into her relationship with then-boyfriend Ben Affleck. Notably, “This Is Me… Now” marks a significant return to the music scene for Lopez, a decade after her last full-length effort, “A.K.A.” Get ready for an exciting musical journey as J. Lo brings her new sounds to the iconic “Saturday Night Live” stage.

Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming ninth studio album, “This Is Me… Now,” will be accompanied by a film titled “This Is Me… Now: A Love Story.” Described as a “narrative-driven cinematic odyssey, steeped in mythological storytelling and personal healing,” the film is expected to provide a unique and immersive experience for fans.

The official trailer for the project, co-created by Lopez and Grammy-winning director Dave Meyers, was released last week. With its intriguing narrative and promise of personal exploration, the film adds an extra layer of anticipation to the release of Lopez’s new album. Get ready for a captivating journey as J. Lo shares her artistry through both music and storytelling.

Jennifer Lopez, renowned for hits like “On the Floor,” recently treated fans to her latest single, “Can’t Get Enough.” In anticipation of the track’s music video premiere, the actress from “Hustlers” connected with her audience through a YouTube live stream. During the session, she shared insights into her decision to record the dance-infused track as the lead single for her upcoming album, “This Is Me… Now.”

Expressing her enthusiasm for the song, Lopez explained, “I love a love song, but I need something — and I kept saying this to them — that I can perform.” She emphasized the energetic and joyful vibe of “Can’t Get Enough,” deeming it the perfect choice to launch her new album. The Grammy-nominated artist highlighted the song’s infectious energy and the emotions it evokes, creating an anticipation for a performance that captures the essence of the track. Get ready to experience the lively and vibrant side of Jennifer Lopez with “Can’t Get Enough” and the upcoming album “This Is Me… Now.”

Jennifer Lopez, during her live stream, offered insight into the theme of her latest project, stating, “All of you have been following my journey, and I think you’ve seen me … What I wanted to tell everybody with the album… is true love actually exists.”

A source close to Lopez shared with PEOPLE that she is eagerly anticipating the release of her latest project. The source stated, “It’s been the perfect time to focus on a new album. She’s loved creating new music. She’s very excited [about] it.”

Lopez has previously mentioned turning to Ben Affleck for inspiration and advice on filmmaking while working on “This Is Me… Now.” The insider also emphasized Affleck’s supportive role as her husband throughout the creative process, noting, “Ben’s proud of her. He’s her biggest fan. He loves how hard working and focused she is.” The collaborative and supportive dynamic between the two adds an extra layer of significance to Lopez’s upcoming album and film project.