While plenty of various talk shows and TV programs feature some great live performances, not many can stand up to the countless musicians who've appeared on Saturday Night Live. Since the show's inception, there's been a wide range of SNL musical guests, offering performances from some of the biggest names in the music industry—not to mention the occasional appearances in the show's skits as well. Spanning generations of artists and genres, the musical guests on SNL have certainly become a favorite of the show. In Season 44 alone, there have been some incredible performances. Of all the recently featured artists, however, who do you think was the best SNL musical guest in Season 44?
Whether you're a fan of classic rock or you're more of the hip hop type, SNL has surely featured an artist you'd enjoy. From folk rock legend Paul Simon, performing on the Saturday Night Life stage for the 11th time, to the ever-controversial, yet gifted rapper Kanye West, the SNL musical guests 2018 has offered do not disappoint. Disappoint or not, though, some simply perform better than the rest. Who's been your favorite?
If you're looking for the musical guest from last week, last night or want to see who's taking the stage tonight, you can find all the musical guests from SNL Season 44 below. Once you've tuned in and checked out the performances, vote up the ones you think shined the most.
Date: October 13, 2018
"Can't Run But"
"Bridge over Troubled Water"
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 musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote nearly all of the pair's songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music. Simon also ...more on Wikipedia
#21 on The Best Rock Vocalists
#37 on The Best Singers of All Time
Date: September 29, 2018
"I Love It"
"We Got Love"
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music. West was raised in a ...more on Wikipedia
Date: December 8, 2018
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 two studio albums: Sigh No More and Babel with one upcoming studio album, Wilder Mind. Sigh No More peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 in the US, with Babel debuting at number one in the UK and US, becoming the fastest-selling album of 2012 and leading to a headline performance at Glastonbury Festival in 2013. The band have also issued two live albums: Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire and The Road to Red Rocks. The band have won a number of music awards throughout their career, ...more on Wikipedia
#28 on The Most Hipster Bands
Date: November 3, 2018
Margaret Debay Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer from Easton, Maryland. She rose to fame after her song "Alaska" was played to Pharrell Williams during a master class at New York University. Her songs "Alaska" and "Dog Years" placed numbers 64 and 173 on Triple J Hottest 100, 2016, respectively. Growing up in rural Maryland, Rogers began playing harp at age seven, and loved the music of Gustav Holst and Vivaldi. Her mother would play neo-soul artists such as Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. By the time she was in middle school, Rogers had added piano, guitar, and songwriting to her repertoire. In high school, she fell in love with the banjo and folk music, and ...more on Wikipedia