Eminem performed “Walk On Water” with a mashup of some of his older songs, including “Stan” and “Love The Way You Lie” on this week’s “SNL.” The new song is the first single off his upcoming album Revival. See the video above of Eminem’s performance of “Walk On Water” with Skylar Grey on “Saturday Night Live.”
This marks the seventh time Eminem has been the musical guest on the sketch comedy show. He made his debut in October 1999, alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, when former cast member Norm McDonald was the host. The rapper returned solo the following year when Rob Lowe guest hosted the sketch comedy series. During that appearance, Eminem sang “The Real Slim Shady” and “Stan.”
After a year’s hiatus, Eminem was once again on the legendary stage at Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center in May 2002, during which time he did a performance of “Without Me.” He came back to “SNL” in October 2004 when Kate Winslet was the guest host to sing “Mosh” and “Just Lose It.” And in December 2010, Eminem became a member of the “Five-Timer’s Club” when he made his fifth appearance on “SNL."
During that milestone show, Eminem and Lil Wayne sang “Won’t Back Down” and “No Love.” Right before this current turn on “Saturday Night Live,” Eminem was the guest musician in November 2013 for an episode hosted by Kerry Washington. At the time, the rapper electrified the audience with the songs “Survival” and “Bezerk.”
Eminem released the audio for “Walk On Water” a little more than a week ago, featuring vocals from Beyonce, and to date it’s been listened to more than 28 million times on YouTube. The song was written by Eminem and Grey. The two performed it live for the first-time ever last Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards in London.
Check out the video above of Eminem performing “Walk On Water” mashed up with other of his older songs, including “Stan” and “Love The Way You Lie” on “Saturday Night Live.”