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The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s

Updated October 14, 2019 3.2k votes 99 voters147 items

List RulesVote up the bands and musicians who did the best job as musical guests on SNL from 2010 through 2019.

Saturday Night Live in the 2010s found a new kind of balance. Even with many musical guests returning multiple times, the 2010s saw a lot of hosts. If you can't remember everybody who played on the show, then refresh your memory with this list of the bands who were musical guests from 2010 through 2019, ranked from best SNL 2010s musical guests to worst SNL 2010s musical guests.

The 2010s seemed to have more memorable repeat musical guests than any previous decade - with artists like Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, and Rihanna appearing four times each. Repeat acts also included Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga, who each got to play the dual role of host and musical guest - Bruno Mars in 2012 and Lady Gaga in 2013. Other memorable performers were Childish Gambino and Prince.

Just like the seasons and episodes themselves, the Saturday Night Live musical guests of the 2010s range from great to grueling. Vote up the bands and musicians who did the best job performing on SNL in the '10s.

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    59
    23

    Ariana Grande

    Pop, Contemporary R&B
    Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A...  more
  • 2
    59
    27
    Blake Tollison Shelton (born June 18, 1976) is an American country singer and television...  more
  • 3
    43
    16

    Michael Bublé

    Adult contemporary music, Lounge music
    Michael Steven Bublé (born September 9, 1975) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and...  more
  • 4
    40
    15

    Thomas Rhett

    Country
    Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr., better known by his stage name Thomas Rhett, is an American country...  more
  • 5
    38
    13

    Ed Sheeran

    Pop, Folk
    Edward Christopher Sheeran, (; born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter,...  more
  • 6
    35
    12

    HAIM

    Indie pop, Pop music
    Haim is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of sisters...  more
  • 7
    34
    10

    Sturgill Simpson

    Americana, Alternative country
    John Sturgill Simpson (born June 8, 1978) is an American country music singer-songwriter. As...  more
  • 8
    44
    23

    Chris Stapleton

    Bluegrass, Country
    Christopher Alvin Stapleton (born April 15, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist,...  more
  • 9
    28
    13

    Prince

    Hip hop music, Synthpop
    Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more
  • 10
    24
    9

    Ne-Yo

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an...  more
  • 11
    32
    20

    Chris Brown

    Contemporary R&B, Hip hop
    Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor...  more
  • 12
    25
    14

    Elton John

    Pop music, Rock music
    Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and...  more
  • 13
    23
    13

    Childish Gambino

    Alternative hip hop
    Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, writer,...  more
  • 14
    20
    10

    Foo Fighters

    Alternative rock, Post-grunge
    Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana...  more
  • 15
    27
    19

    Taylor Swift

    Pop, Country
    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known...  more
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    21
    11

    Lana Del Rey

    Baroque pop, Dream pop
    Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985), known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an...  more
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    21
    11

    Radiohead

    Rock music, Electronic music
    Radiohead are an English rock band formed in Abingdon-on-Thames in 1985. The band consists of...  more
  • 18
    21
    11

    Frank Ocean

    Alternative hip hop, Contemporary R&B
    Frank Ocean (born October 28, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record...  more
  • 19
    21
    12

    Coldplay

    Alternative Rock, Pop
    Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. The four members – which include...  more
  • 20
    26
    19

    U2

    Rock, Punk
    U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono (lead...  more
  • 21
    26
    19
    Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter. She has won...  more
  • 22
    Todd Michael Bridges (born July 13, 1989) known professionally as Leon Bridges, is an American...  more
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    21
    12

    Robyn

    Hip hop music, Synthpop
    Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), known as Robyn (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbʏn]),...  more
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    23
    15

    Imagine Dragons

    Alternative rock, Pop
    Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup...  more
  • 25
    16
    6
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (alternately Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) were an American...  more