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

Updated September 20, 2020 201 votes 25 voters104 items

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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.

  • Louis Tomlinson1

    January 30, 2020 - Performed "Walls"

    Louis William Tomlinson (24 December 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and television... more on Wikipedia
  • Lil Wayne2

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • بيلي جو آرمسترونغ3

    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,... more on Wikipedia
  • Demi Lovato4

    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,... more on Wikipedia
  • آدم ساندلر5

    April 2, 2020 - Performed "The Quarantine Song"

    Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Alanis Morissette6

    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,... more on Wikipedia
  • Annie Lennox7

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Avril Lavigne8

    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,... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Corgan9

    Billy Corgan

    Gothic rock, Groove metal


    May 18, 2020 - Performed "I Called Mama"

    William Patrick Corgan Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American musician and songwriter, who... more on Wikipedia
  • Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani10

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Brad Paisley11

    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"

    Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Charlie Wilson12

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • D‐Nice13


    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Jaden Smith (as JADEN)14

    August 6, 2020 - Performed "Cabin Fever"

    Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • James Taylor15

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Jane Birkin & Iggy Pop16

    March 4, 2020 - Performed "Elisa"

    Jane Mallory Birkin, OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an English actress, singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Jimmy Buffett17

    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"

    James William Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • John Legend18

    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."   

    John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Lenny Kravitz19

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda20

    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,... more on Wikipedia
  • Little Big Town21

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

    January 15, 2020 - Performed "Sugar Coat"

    Little Big Town is an American country music group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised... more on Wikipedia
  • Luke Bryan22

    Luke Bryan


    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"

    Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Mandy Moore23

    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"

    Amanda Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Maroon 524

    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"

    Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael McDonald25

    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"

    Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952) is an American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and... more on Wikipedia