August 25, 2017


'Saturday Night Live': Jay-Z & Ryan Gosling To Open Season 43

Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Saturday Night Live is planning to open its Season 43 in a major way! Ryan Gosling will host, while Jay-Z is booked to take over the iconic stage.

Both men are no strangers to the SNL world: Gosling made his debut as a host in 2015 and Jay-Z has already performed on the show three times. The announcement was made on Thursday night (Aug. 24) during NBC's Weekend Update special as well as on social media. SNL's 43rd season will have its grand premiere on Sept. 30

4:44, Jay-Z's 13th studio album, was released on June 30. He'll be promoting the album with a North American tour that begins on Oct. 27 in Anaheim, Calif. As for Gosling? The actor takes lead in the anticipated Blade Runner 2049 sequel that premieres on Oct. 6. Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Harrison Ford also star in the upcoming sci-fi movie. 

Next, watch a classic Fuse interview with a Blueprint 3–era Jay-Z below: