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The Best Musical Guests on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' in 2020

Updated October 16, 2020 99 votes 36 voters 3k views20 items

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

Musical guests always meet the energy of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where everybody is already dancing, and the Ellen guests of 2020 are no different. Recent musical guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show come in many types and genres. Some Ellen musical guests are debuting brand-new singles while other best musical guests on The Ellen Show are performing old favorites. Some great Ellen Show musical guests are even up-and-coming rappers and pop stars.

Who are some of the recent best musical guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show? Rex Orange County will be near the top. On January 8, the indie pop star performed both “Face to Face" and "Loving is Easy." Dua Lipa was also a great Ellen Show musical guest when she performed “Don’t Start Now” on January 9, 2020.

How will we ever determine which Ellen DeGeneres Show performance is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up.

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  • Video: YouTube

    January 9, 2020 - Performed “Don’t Start Now,” from her upcoming album “Future Nostalgia.”

    Dua Lipa (born August 22, 1995) is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue. In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award. Her self-titled debut studio album was released on June 2, 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including two UK top-10 singles "Be the One" and "IDGAF" and the UK number-one single "New Rules"....  more
    • Genres (Music): Pop
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    January 29, 2020 - Performed "Underdog"

    Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age 12 and was signed at 15 years old by Columbia Records. After disputes with the label, she signed with Arista Records, and later released her debut album, Songs in A Minor, with J Records in 2001. The album was critically and commercially successful, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'" and selling over 16 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her second album, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), was also a critical and commercial...  more
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul, Electronic music, Contemporary R&B
    • Albums: Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged, Girl On Fire, The Diary of Alicia Keys
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    January 15, 2020 - Performed "Orphans" and "Cry Cry Cry"

    Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. The four members – which include lead vocalist/pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion – were at University College London and came together from 1996 to 1998, during which time the band changed names from Pectoralz, to Starfish, then Coldplay. Creative director and former manager Phil Harvey is often referred to as the fifth member by the band. They recorded and released two EPs: Safety in 1998 and The Blue Room in 1999. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with the release of the song "Yellow" in...  more
    • Genres (Music): Alternative Rock, Pop
    • Albums: A Rush of Blood to the Head, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Parachutes, X&Y, Clocks
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    March 16, 2020 - Performed "Gaslighter"

    The Chicks (formerly known as the Dixie Chicks) are an American country pop group composed of singer Natalie Maines and multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer. The band formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, and was originally composed of four women performing bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years without attracting a major label. After the departure of one bandmate, the replacement of their lead singer, and a change in their repertoire, the Chicks achieved commercial success, beginning in 1998 with hit songs "There's Your Trouble" and "Wide Open Spaces". The Chicks have won 13 Grammy Awards....  more
    • Genres (Music): Country pop, Pop music, Rock music, Folk music, Country rock
    • Albums: Taking the Long Way, Home, Wide Open Spaces, Fly, There's Your Trouble
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