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

Jules Burke
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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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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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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 is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, ...more
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Experimental rock, Grunge, Noise

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
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Big Thief

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

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Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie

September 27, 2019 - Performed "I'll Be Back Someday" from their album Hey, I'm Just Like You

Tegan and Sara is a Canadian indie rock/indie pop duo formed in 1995 in Calgary, Alberta, composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin. Both musicians are ...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 Shelton is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. ...more
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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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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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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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Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

April 15, 2019 - Performed "That Was Your Mother" from his album Graceland.

Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with ...more
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Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock

September 30, 2019 - Performed "Everyone Hides" from their album Ode to Joy

Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay ...more
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October 21, 2019 - Performed "Original Me" from his album The Underrated Youth, featuring Dan Reynolds.

Daniel Coulter "Dan" Reynolds is an American musician, best known as the frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons. He has also released an EP titled Egyptian - EP as a ...more
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Folk rock, Urban Folk, Indie folk

July 16, 2019 - Performed "Sicilian Crest"

The Mountain Goats are an American indie folk rock band formed in Claremont, California by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. The band is currently based in Durham, North Carolina. For many ...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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Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

August 7, 2019 - Performed "Knights of Malta" from their album Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun..

The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included Jimmy Chamberlin and D'arcy ...more
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Thomas Rhett Country
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
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Alternative rock, Art rock, Indie rock

March 18, 2019 - Performed "Woman" from their collaborative album Lux Prima.

Karen Lee Orzolek, better known by her stage name Karen O, is a South Korean-born American singer and musician. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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Sasha Sloan

February 6, 2019 - Performed "Older" from her album Loser.

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium

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

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October 24, 2019 - Performed "That's Country, Bro"

Toby Keith Covel, best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's ...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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July 17, 2019 - Performed "Glad He's Gone" from her album Sunshine Kitty

Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson (born 29 October 1987), known professionally as Tove Lo, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. Called "Sweden's darkest pop export" by Rolling Stone, she is known ...more
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Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

February 18, 2019 - Performed "This Land" from his eponymous album.

Gary Clark, Jr. is an American guitarist and actor based in Austin, Texas. Clark shared the stage with various legends of rock and roll, and has stated that he is "influenced by blues, ...more