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

Jules Burke
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List Rules Vote up the best musical guests that have appeared on Stephen Colbert.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 are a Canadian indie pop band formed in 1998 in Calgary, Alberta, composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin (born September 19, 1980). Both ...more
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The Cast Of Moulin Rouge! The Musical

November 15, 2019 - Performed "Your Song"

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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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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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Contemporary R&B, Hip hop, Pop

December 5 & 6, 2019 - Performed "Heartless" on the 5th and "Blinding Lights" on the 6th

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.He has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard ...more
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Pop, Funk, Hip hop

December 4, 2019 - Performed "Letter to My Godfather", from the film The Black Godfather

Pharrell 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
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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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Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental music

November 14, 2019 - Performed "Daily Battles"

Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician and the singer and main songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead. A multi-instrumentalist, he mainly plays guitar and ...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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Sasha Sloan

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

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Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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

Gary Lee Clark Jr. (born February 15, 1984) is an American musician from Austin, Texas. He is best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop. In 2011 Clark ...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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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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Alternative country, Indie folk, Indie rock

June 24, 2019 - Performed "Wasted Youth" from her album On the Line.

Jennifer Diane Lewis (born January 8, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the indie rock band Rilo Kiley. Lewis gained ...more