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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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New Wave, Synthpop, Jazz fusion

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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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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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 pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

October 3, 2019 - Performed "Low" from her album Cry Pretty.

Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has set and broke several records ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

July 15, 2019 - Performed "Hold You Down" from their album Orion.

X Ambassadors (also stylized XA) are an American rock band from Ithaca, New York. Its members currently include lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, and drummer Adam Levin. Their ...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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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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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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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 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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Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

June 13, 2019 - Performed "Late Night Feelings"

Mark Daniel Ronson is an English musician, DJ, singer, and record producer. While his debut album Here Comes the Fuzz failed to make an impact on the charts, his second album, Version, reached ...more
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Punk blues, Garage rock, Garage punk

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
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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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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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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