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

Updated September 20, 2020 190 votes 22 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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    Lil Wayne
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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"

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    بيلي جو آرمسترونغ

    AlbumsForeverly, Look for Love

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

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    Louis Tomlinson

    January 30, 2020 - Performed "Walls"

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    آدم ساندلر

    April 2, 2020 - Performed "The Quarantine Song"

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    Alanis Morissette
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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"

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    Annie Lennox
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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"

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    Avril Lavigne
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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"

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    Billy Corgan
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    Billy Corgan

    Gothic rock, Groove metal

    AlbumsTheFutureEmbrace

    May 18, 2020 - Performed "I Called Mama"

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    Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani

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

    April 13, 2020 - Performed "Nobody but You"

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    Brad Paisley
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    Brad Paisley

    Americana, Rock music

    AlbumsWheelhouse, Brad Paisley Christmas, I'm Gonna Miss Her, Mud on the Tires, American Saturday Night

    May 6, 2020 - Performed "No I in Beer"

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    Charlie Wilson
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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"

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    D‐Nice
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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"   

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    Demi Lovato
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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"

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    Jaden Smith (as JADEN)

    August 6, 2020 - Performed "Cabin Fever"

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    James Taylor
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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"

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    Jane Birkin & Iggy Pop

    March 4, 2020 - Performed "Elisa"

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    Jimmy Buffett
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    Jimmy Buffett

    Tropical rock, Western music

    AlbumsChristmas Island, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Son of a Son of a Sailor, Live at Texas Stadium

    July 20, 2020 - Performed "Down at the Lah De Dah"

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    John Legend
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    John Legend

    Contemporary R&B, Soul

    AlbumsGet Lifted, Once Again, Evolver, Live at SOB's New York City, Love In The Future

    March 24, 2020 - Performed "Prom with Your Mom."   

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    Lenny Kravitz
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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"

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    Lin-Manuel Miranda
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda

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

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    Little Big Town

    AlbumsTornado, The Road to Here, Little Big Town, A Place to Land, The Reason Why

    January 15, 2020 - Performed "Sugar Coat"

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    Luke Bryan
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    Luke Bryan

    Country

    AlbumsI’ll Stay Me, Tailgates & Tanlines, Doin' My Thing, Crash My Party, Spring Break… Here to Party

    June 18, 2020 - Performed "Build Me a Daddy"

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    Mandy Moore
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    Mandy Moore

    Bubblegum pop, Pop music

    AlbumsWild Hope, Coverage, Mandy Moore, Candy, I Wanna Be With You

    March 12, 2020 - Performed "When I Wasn't Watching"

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    Maroon 5
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    Maroon 5

    Pop, Alternative Rock

    AlbumsSongs About Jane, Hands All Over, Payphone, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, 2003-10-31: Philadelphia

    May 12, 2020 - Performed "Memories"

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    Michael McDonald
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    Michael McDonald

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul

    AlbumsIf That's What It Takes, Through the Many Winters: A Christmas Album, Motown, The New York Rock and Soul Revue: Live at the Beacon, The Voice of Michael McDonald

    April 16, 2020 - Performed "On My Own"