Justin Timberlake Shares New Single “Sanctified” Featuring Tobe Nwigwe On Saturday Night Live

On the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, Justin Timberlake debuted two new songs from his upcoming album, ‘Everything I Thought It Was.’ The first song, ‘Sanctified,’ is a heady mix of gospel, rock, and R&B, with Timberlake using some fitting religious metaphors to describe his love. He played the song in full, accompanied by dancers and rapper Tobe Nwigwe, who delivered his verse onstage. The performance ended with everyone joining Timberlake on stage to headbang to a rushing gospel-rock climax.

Timberlake’s second performance of the night was his new romantic song ‘Selfish,’ which he played after a brief introduction from guest host Dakota Johnson, who gently mocked Timberlake’s ‘comeback’ in her opening monologue. The song is the lead single from his new album, his first solo release in over five years. He debuted the track at his recent free hometown show in Memphis, where it was well-received by his fans.

Timberlake’s SNL appearance is his first since December 2013. He has hosted the show five times in the past and has performed on the show six times, including his 2000 debut with *NSYNC. The musician has been working on his new album, ‘Everything I Thought It Was,’ which will be released soon. The album is his newest since 2018’s ‘Man of the Woods.’ Overall, Timberlake’s SNL performance was a resounding success, showcasing his versatility and talent.

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