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

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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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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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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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Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Progressive house music

July 29, 2019 - Performed "Let's All Pray for This World" from his album Kind Heaven

Perry Farrell is an American musician, best known as the frontman for the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. Farrell created the touring festival Lollapalooza as a farewell tour for Jane's ...more
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Sasha Sloan

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

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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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Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

June 27, 2019 - Performed "Drive" from their album Make Yourself.

Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in ...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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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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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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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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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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Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

August 13, 2019 - Performed "Miracle Pill" from their upcoming album of the same name.

Goo Goo Dolls is an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist and vocalist John Rzeznik, bassist and vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was ...more
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July 15, 2019 - Performed "Hold You Down" from their album Orion.

X Ambassadors is an American alternative rock band from Ithaca, New York.
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Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock

June 4, 2019 - Performed "I'm Your Man" from their album And Nothing Hurt

Spiritualized are an English space rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce after the demise of his previous band Spacemen 3. The membership of Spiritualized has changed ...more
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Jessie Buckley

June 18, 2019 - Performed "Glasgow (No Place Like Home)"

Jessie Buckley is an Irish singer and actress, who came second place in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything, and subsequently played Anne Egermann in the West End ...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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The Claypool Lennon Delirium

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

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Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

May 1, 2019 - Performed "Hold My Hand" from their album Cracked Rear View.

Hootie & the Blowfish is an American rock band that formed in 1986 at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, and Jim Sonefeld. As of July 2010, the band ...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
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Alternative country, Indie folk, Indie rock

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

Jennifer Diane "Jenny" Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She was the primary vocalist of the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, and has released three solo ...more
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Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

June 20, 2019 - Performed "Help Me Stranger" from their album Help Us Stranger.
June 21, 2019 - Performed "Bored and Razed" from their album Help Us Stranger.

The Raconteurs, also known as The Saboteurs in Australia, are an American rock supergroup that was formed in Detroit, Michigan, featuring four members known for other musical projects: Jack ...more
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June 11, 2019 - Performed "Imported"

Jessie Reyez (born June 12, 1990) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Her 2016 single "Figures" peaked at number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2017 and was certified 2× Platinum ...more
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Rock music, Rock and roll

June 17, 2019 - Performed "Bad Case"

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - sometimes referred to as POTR - is an American rock group based out of California. The band consists of Lukas Nelson, Anthony Logerfo, Corey McCormick, ...more
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April 4, 2019 - Performed "The Best You Had" from her album The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change.

Nina Nesbitt is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist from Edinburgh. She is best known for her pop single "Stay Out", which peaked at number twenty one on the UK Singles Chart in ...more