2019

The Best Musical Guests on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' in 2019  

Jules Burke
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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.

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K-pop, Hip hop, EDM

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
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Blues-rock, Soul music, Punk rock

November 12, 2019 - Performed "Complainer" from their album New Age Norms 1.

Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett, Dann Gallucci, Matt Maust, Joe Plummer and Matthew Schwartz. Jonnie Russell and Matt ...more
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Folk music, Indie rock

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.
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Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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
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Indie rock, Baroque pop

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
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

December 10, 2019 - Performed "Prince" from her album Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard, with Stay Human providing musical accompaniment.

Jonathan Batiste (born November 11, 1986) is an American musician, bandleader, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists in various genres of music (Stevie Wonder, ...more
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Western music, Country rock, Acoustic music

October 30, 2019 - Performed "It All Comes Out In The Wash" from her album Wildcard

Miranda 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
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Country, Pop

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
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Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental music

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
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December 16, 2019 - Performed "Christmas Just Ain't Christmas" from her album Christmas: A Season of Love.

Idina Kim Menzel (; née Mentzel; born May 30, 1971) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the ...more
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Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

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
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Electronic, Funk, Pop

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
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Americana, blues rock, garage rock

September 26, 2019 - Performed "Stay High" from her album Jaime

Brittany Howard (born October 2, 1988) is an American musician, best known as lead vocalist and guitarist of American rock bands Alabama Shakes and Thunderbitch. She began playing the guitar at ...more
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Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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
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The Cast Of Moulin Rouge! The Musical

November 15, 2019 - Performed "Your Song"

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Pop

November 7, 2019 - Performed "Hit the Back" from her album Cheap Queen.

Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Brooklyn, New York. She is signed to ...more
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K-pop, EDM, Hip-hop

February 11, 2019 - Performed "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" from their album Square Up (EP).

Black Pink, stylized as BLACKPINK, is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé, the group officially debuted on August 8, ...more
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Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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
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Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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
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Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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
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Big Thief

October 10, 2019 - Performed "Not" from their album Two Hands.

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Indie pop, Nu gaze, Alternative rock

November 18, 2019 - Performed "Frail State of Mind" from their upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form.

The 1975 is an English indie rock band formed in Manchester. The group consists of Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald. They have released four EPs, while their ...more
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Alternative R&B, Trip hop, Electro pop

September 9, 2019 - Preformed "Contaminated" from her album III.

Jillian Rose Banks, known simply as Banks, is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She releases music under Harvest Records, Good Years Recordings and IAMSOUND Records ...more
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Country

May 6, 2019 - Performed "A Song for Everything" from her album Girl.

Maren Larae Morris (born April 10, 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted ...more
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The Claypool Lennon Delirium

February 18, 2019 - Performed "Blood and Rockets" from their album South of Reality.