Update - Check out the musical guests on Colbert in 2020!
This list contains videos and information about the 2019 musical guests on Stephen Colbert. Recent musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert come in many forms. Some Colbert musical guests are legends of classic rock while other best musical guests on Stephen Colbert are buzz-worthy rappers. Some great Colbert Show musical guests are even up-and-coming pop stars.
Who are some of the recent best musical guests on Stephen Colbert? Of course, BTS has to be near the top. The K-pop superstars performed “Make It Right” on May 17, 2019. They also sat down for an interview and recreated the Beatles iconic TV debut during their Late Show appearance. Fellow K-poppers BLACKPINK also stopped by Colbert in 2019 to perform “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” on February 11th.
Spike Jonze directed Karen O and Danger Mouse's March 18, 2019, Colbert set in the style of a live music video. Other great 2019 Late Show musical guests include Cage the Elephant, Future, and The National.
Which recent Late Show performance is the best? Vote your favorites to the top of this list.
Albums: 2 Cool 4 Skool, DARK&WILD, SKOOL LUV AFFAIR SPECIAL ADDITION
Labels: Big Hit Entertainment
May 17, 2019 - Performed "Make It Right" from their EP Map of the Soul: Persona.Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won ...more
Labels: YG Entertainment
February 11, 2019 - Performed "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" from their album Square Up (EP).Blackpink (commonly stylized as BLACKPINK or BLΛƆKPIИK) is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. The group debuted on ...more
Albums: Graceland, Still Crazy After All These Years, So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon, The Rhythm of the Saints, + more
Labels: Legacy Recordings, Hear Music, Warner Bros. Records, Columbia
April 15, 2019 - Performed "That Was Your Mother" from his album Graceland.Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned seven decades with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of ...more
Albums: Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish, Fairweather Johnson, Musical Chairs, Kootchypop, + more
Labels: Atlantic Records, Vanguard Records
May 1, 2019 - Performed "Hold My Hand" from their album Cracked Rear View."Hootie" is a nickname for the following people: Hootie Ingram (born 1933), former Clemson University head football coach William "Hootie" Johnson (born 1931), former ...more
Albums: Fill a Heart, Foreword, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly
Labels: Geffen Records
August 14, 2019 - Performed "Sorry Would Go a Long Way" from her album Inspired by True Events.Victoria Loren Kelly (born December 14, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Kelly first gained recognition after posting videos on YouTube as a teenager, and ...more
Albums: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum, A Merry Little Christmas, Need You Now, Own the Night, + more
Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Capitol Records
November 21, 2019 - Performed "Ocean" from their album of the same name.Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and ...more
January 14, 2019 - Performed"Homesick" from his album Experiment.Kane Allen Brown (born October 21, 1993) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He first came to the attention of the public through social media. He released his first EP, titled ...more
Albums: Thomas Rhett, It Goes Like This, Something to Do With My Hands, It Goes Like This
Labels: Big Machine Records
December 11, 2019 - Performed "Notice" from his album Center Point Road.Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr., better known by his stage name Thomas Rhett, is an American country music singer. He is the son of singer-songwriter Rhett Akins. Akins has charted five singles from his ...more
Albums: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Four the Record, Kerosene, Revolution, Me and Charlie Talking, + more
Labels: Epic Records, Columbia, RCA Records
October 30, 2019 - Performed "It All Comes Out In The Wash" from her album WildcardMiranda Leigh Lambert (born November 10, 1983) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2003, she finished in third place of the television program Nashville Star, a singing ...more
Albums: Are We There, Tramp, Taking Chances, Because I Was in Love, Leonard, + more
December 19, 2019 - Performed "Seventeen" from her album Remind Me Tomorrow, featuring Norah Jones.Sharon Katharine Van Etten (born February 26, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and actress from New Jersey.
Albums: In My Mind, In My Mind: The Prequel, ADD SUV, G I R L, Frontin', + more
Labels: Interscope Records, Star Trak Entertainment, Virgin Records
December 4, 2019 - Performed "Letter to My Godfather", from the film The Black GodfatherPharrell Lanscilo Williams (; born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Williams and Chad Hugo formed the record production duo The Neptunes in 1992, ...more
Albums: Sweet Baby James, A Christmas Album, James Taylor at Christmas, Never Die Young, Hourglass, + more
Labels: EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Apple Records, Hear Music, Warner Bros. Records, + more
May 2, 2019 - Performed "Carolina in My Mind" from his self-titled debut album.James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one ...more
Albums: Vampire Weekend, Contra, Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend, Mansard Roof, + more
Labels: DGC Records, XL Recordings
September 11, 2019 - Performed "Sympathy"Vampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006. They are currently signed to XL Recordings. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ezra Koenig, ...more
Albums: Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (Deluxe Companion), Babel, Mumford & Sons, iTunes Festival: London 2010, + more
Labels: Island Records, Glassnote Records, Universal Music Group
March 7, 2019 - Performed "Beloved" from their album Delta.Mumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, England, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane. Mumford & Sons have released ...more
Albums: The Eraser, Harrowdown Hill, Spitting Feathers, The Eraser Rmxs, This, + more
Labels: TBD Records, XL Recordings
November 14, 2019 - Performed "Daily Battles"Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician and was born in Northamptonshire. He is a singer, songwriter and musician for Radiohead, mainly playing guitar and keyboard. He ...more
Albums: Version, Here Comes the Fuzz, Record Collection, Just (feat. Alex Greenwald), Valerie, + more
Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Allido Records, Sony Music Entertainment, J Records, Roc Nation, + more
June 13, 2019 - Performed "Late Night Feelings"Mark Daniel Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is a British–American musician, DJ, songwriter and record producer. Ronson is best known for his collaborations with artists such as Amy Winehouse, ...more
Albums: Christmas to Christmas, How Do You Like Me Now?!, Clancy's Tavern, A Classic Christmas, Shock'n Y'all, + more
Labels: Show Dog-Universal Music, Mercury, A&M Records, Polydor Records, DreamWorks Records, + more
October 24, 2019 - Performed "That's Country, Bro"Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's ...more
Albums: Nick of Time, Nine Lives, Fundamental, Silver Lining, Longing in Their Hearts, + more
Labels: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Capitol Records
May 8, 2019 - Performed "Angel from Montgomery" from her album Streetlights.Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and activist. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporated ...more
October 10, 2019 - Performed "Not" from their album Two Hands.
February 18, 2019 - Performed "Blood and Rockets" from their album South of Reality.
Albums: Thank You, Happy Birthday, Cage the Elephant, Melophobia, Ain't No Rest for the Wicked, + more
Labels: Relentless Records, Jive Records, RCA Records
April 18, 2019 - Performed "Ready to Let Go" from their album Social Cues.Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The group currently consists of Matthew "Matt" Shultz, Brad "Dave" Shultz, Jared ...more
Albums: Doolittle, Surfer Rosa, Bossanova, Trompe le Monde, Come On Pilgrim, + more
Labels: Cooking Vinyl, 4AD, Artemis Records, spinART Records, Elektra Records
September 4, 2019 - Preformed "Catfish Kate" from their album Beneath the Eyrie.The Pixies are an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering. Co-founder Kim Deal left ...more
Albums: Robyn, Body Talk, Part 3, Robyn Is Here, Body Talk, + more
Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Island Records, Konichiwa Records, Cherrytree Records, Jive Records, + more
March 12, 2019 - Performed "Ever Again" from her album Honey.Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), known as Robyn (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbʏn]), is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. She arrived on the music scene with her 1995 ...more