'SNL' Musical Guests: Leon Bridges, Chance the Rapper and Bruce Springsteen to Round Out 2015
Saturday Night Live is ending its 2015 with a big bang. After featuring everyone from Miley Cyrus to Disclosure thus far in its 41st season, on Tuesday (Nov. 17), SNL unveiled the rest of its musical lineup and hosts for this year. And, get ready for a little bit of The Boss.
SNL will round out the first half of season 41 with shows on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Leon Bridges will lead the December shows as musical guest to host Ryan Gosling. Chance the Rapper will take the stage on Dec. 12 with host Chris Hemsworth and none other than Bruce Springsteen will be present for the Dec. 19 Christmas episode with jolly hosts and SNL alumnae Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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Bridges will bring a bit of the soul factor and buzzworthiness to SNL, riding off the release of his debut album Coming Home in June. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper will be the first hip-hop artist to take the stage during SNL's 41st season. Though Chance hasn't released a studio album since 2013's Acid Rap, he dropped the Free Based Freestyles Mixtape with Lil B earlier this fall.
The biggest news of the December SNL lineup comes with the Christmas episode. Beyond the excitement of having Sisters stars Fey and Poehler as hosts, Bruce Springsteen will be bringing the musical entertainment and holiday cheer. Oh yeah, you better get ready for "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."
SNL's season 41 has been packed with big name musical guest stars. In addition to Cyrus and Disclosure, The Weeknd, Demi Lovato and Sia have also performed on the show. This week, Adele will perform alongside host Matthew McConaughey on Nov. 21.