*”Saturday Night Live” has announced it will start off the new year with the one-two punch of Charles Barkley and Alicia Keys.

The sketch comedy series returns on Jan. 9 with the former NBA star as host, and the Grammy-winning singer performing in the musical guest slot. Her new album, “The Element of Freedom, dropped Dec. 15.

Barkley, currently an NBA analyst on TNT, has previously hosted the 1993 season premiere of “SNL,” with musical guest Nirvana.

On Jan 16, “Avatar” star Sigourney Weaver will host, and Best New Artist Grammy nominees The Ting Tings will perform.