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The Best Musical Guests on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in 2020

Updated September 20, 2020 611 votes 40 voters104 items

List RulesVote up the best musical guests that have appeared on Fallon.

This list contains all the 2020 musical guests on Jimmy Fallon. Recent musical guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon come in many styles and genres. Some Fallon musical guests are legends of classic rock or established pop stars while other musical guests on The Tonight Show are buzz-worthy rappers. Some great Fallon musical guests are even up-and-coming country singers. After March 23, 2020, episodes began to be taped at Jimmy Fallon's home due to the pandemic - but that didn't stop musicians like John Legend and Demi Lovato making guest appearances on-screen, filming from their own homes. On August 11, 2020, Trey Anastasio became the first musical guest to perform in-studio since March 12.

Who are some of the recent best musical guests on Jimmy Fallon? On January 9, the blues artist Patti Smith performed "After the Gold Rush," from the album of the same name. Lil Baby is popular rapper who performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2020. The hip hop artist started the new year off on Fallon with a performance of "Woah." After March 23 and until June 26, 2020,  episodes were filmed at Fallon's home, due to quarantine. Fallon's first musical guest streaming from isolation was John Legend, performing "Actions."

Which 2020 Tonight Show set is your favorite? Vote the best performances up to the top of this list.

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  • 1

    January 30, 2020 - Performed "Walls"

    Louis William Tomlinson (24 December 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and television personality. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction after beginning his career as an...  more
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    BLACKPINK

    K-pop, EDM

    June 26, 2020 - Performed "How You Like That"

    Blackpink (commonly stylized as BLACKPINK or BLΛƆKPIИK) is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. Blackpink has broken numerous...  more
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    BTS

    K-pop, Hip hop

    Albums2 Cool 4 Skool, DARK&WILD, SKOOL LUV AFFAIR SPECIAL ADDITION

    February 24, 2020 - Performed "On" in Grand Central Terminal

    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 several "New...  more
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    Lil Wayne

    Hip hop, Trap

    AlbumsTha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being

    February 5, 2020 - Performed "Dreams"

    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in 1995,...  more
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    Justin Bieber featuring Quavo

    Contemporary R&B, Pop

    AlbumsOne Time, Baby, My World, Under the Mistletoe, As Long as You Love Me

    February 14, 2020 - Performed "Intentions"

    Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actor. Discovered at 13 years old by talent manager Scooter Braun after watching his YouTube videos covering songs, he was...  more
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    August 6, 2020 - Performed "Cabin Fever"

    Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Jaden Smith's first movie role was with his...  more
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    Hailee Steinfeld

    Pop, Dance pop

    May 1, 2020 - Performed "I Love You's"

    Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress and singer. Her breakthrough role was as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best...  more
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    Twenty One Pilots

    Alternative hip hop, Pop

    AlbumsVessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best, Fake You Out, Guns For Hands

    May 22, 2020 - Performed "Level of Concern"

    Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots in...  more
  • 9

    AlbumsForeverly, Look for Love

    April 6, 2020 - Performed "I Think We're Alone Now"

    Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. Armstrong serves as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and lead guitarist of...  more
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    Kesha

    Pop, Hip hop

    AlbumsAnimal, Cannibal, TiK ToK, Warrior, Animal + Cannibal

    April 17, 2020 - Performed "Resentment"

    Kesha Rose Sebert (; born March 1, 1987), known mononymously as Kesha (formerly stylized Ke$ha), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to...  more
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    Patti Smith

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsHorses, Trampin', The Patti Smith Masters, Gone Again, Peace and Noise

    January 9, 2020 - Performed "After the Gold Rush"

    Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and poet who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975...  more
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    The Killers

    Pop punk, Synthpop

    AlbumsSam’s Town, Hot Fuss, Day & Age, Mr Brightside, Battle Born

    May 13, 2020 - Performed "Caution"

    The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer...  more
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    D‐Nice

    Hip hop music, Soul music

    AlbumsCall Me D-Nice, To tha Rescue

    March 23, 2020 - Performed "Go On, Git"   

    Derrick Jones (born June 19, 1970), better known by his stage name D-Nice, is an American disc jockey, beatboxer, rapper, producer and photographer who began his career in the mid-1980s with the hip...  more
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    March 4, 2020 - Performed "Elisa"

    Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an English actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She attained international fame and notability for her decade-long musical and romantic...  more
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    Avril Lavigne

    Pop punk, Pop music

    AlbumsLet Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me, When You're Gone, Forbidden Rose

    June 11, 2020 - Performed "We Are Warriors"

    Avril Ramona Lavigne (; French: [avʁil laviɲ]; born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain and by 16, she had...  more
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    Demi Lovato

    Indie pop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsDon't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi, Unbroken, Walmart Soundcheck

    Marc h31, 2020 - Performed "I Love Me"

    Demetria Devonne Lovato ( lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her debut as a child actress on the children's television series Barney &...  more
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    Annie Lennox

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave

    AlbumsDiva, Why, Songs of Mass Destruction, Live in Central Park, Dance Vault Mixes - Pavement Cracks

    May 4, 2020 - Performed "A Thousand Beautiful Things"

    Ann Lennox OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The...  more
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda

    March 18, 2020 - Performed Hamilton's "Dear Theodosia."    

    Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, lyricist, rapper, singer, actor, playwright and producer, widely known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the...  more
  • 19

    AlbumsRed River Blue, Based on a True Story..., Blake Shelton, Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill, Cheers

    April 13, 2020 - Performed "Nobody but You"

    Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled...  more
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    "Weird Al" Yankovic

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsIn 3-D, Running With Scissors, Straight Outta Lynwood, Bad Hair Day, Poodle Hat

    March 30, 2020 - Performed "One More Minute"

    Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic ( YANG-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, comedian, and author....  more
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    Rita Ora

    Neo soul, Rock music

    AlbumsOra, Radioactive Remixes, Shine Ya Light, R.I.P., I Will Never Let You Down

    April 14, 2020 - Performed "How to Be Lonely"

    Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born November 26, 1990) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right Now", which reached...  more
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    Alanis Morissette

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsJagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept, Underneath, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic

    July 30, 2020 - Performed "Ablaze"

    Alanis Nadine Morissette (; born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in...  more
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    Charlie Wilson

    Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm

    AlbumsCharlie, Last Name Wilson, You Turn My Life Around, Uncle Charlie, Supa Sexy

    July 29, 2020 - Performed "One I Got"

    Charles Kent Wilson (born January 29, 1953) also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and the former lead vocalist of the Gap Band. As a solo artist he has been...  more
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    Lenny Kravitz

    Ballad, Neo soul

    AlbumsAre You Gonna Go My Way, Mama Said, Let Love Rule, Circus, American Woman

    June 10, 2020 - Performed "Believe"

    Leonard Albert Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B,...  more
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    James Taylor

    Blues-rock, Disco

    AlbumsSweet Baby James, A Christmas Album, James Taylor at Christmas, Never Die Young, Hourglass

    May 7, 2020 - Performed "You Can Close Your Eyes"

    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 of...  more