Justin Timberlake hosts star-studded "SNL"

Justin Timberlake performs while hosting "Saturday Night Live" on March 9, 2013, in New York. NBC/Dana Edelson

Justin Timberlake had a little help from some high-profile friends while hosting "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend.

To mark his fifth time hosting "SNL," the "Suit & Tie" singer was jokingly inducted into the fictional "Five-Timers Club" with a throng of big-name stars on hand for the occasion.

Timberlake was welcomed to the club by fellow "five-timers" Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Dan Akroyd (he's only hosted "SNL" once, so he only gets to be the club's bartender), along with Candice Bergen, the first female member of the "Five-Timer's Club:"


And these weren't the only cameos of the night.

Timberlake was joined by rapper Jay-Z for a live rendition of their recent hit, "Suit & Tie." The two entertainers are scheduled to go on tour together this summer.


For his second musical performance of the night, Timberlake was introduced by Chase, Martin and Short in their Three Amigos personas.

After taping, Chase took to his Twitter account to capture the star-studded reunion:

Timberlake has appeared in a string of popular "SNL" sketches in the past -- such as the Emmy-winning "D*** in a Box" -- and it looks like viewers tuned in in big numbers this time around.

Nielsen figures show Timberlake's episode scored the highest ratings for "SNL" in 14 months, according to Billboard.

Timberlake's newest album, "The 20/20 Experience," debuts March 19.

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