Kendrick will be joined by musical guest Pharrell, who will perform solo for the first time on the show as well.
Seth Rogen has also been booked to host “SNL” — marking his third time hosting the series — on April 12. British singer Ed Sheeran will serve as musical guest, marking the global debut of the first single from his upcoming second album.
As previously reported, Louis C.K., whose FX series returns to the air May 5, will host when “SNL” returns to the air March 29. “In the Lonely Hour” singer Sam Smith will be C.K.’s musical guest.