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The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s  

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List Rules Vote 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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Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music
Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist and record producer. He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He ...more
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HAIM is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music
Haim is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, and drummer Dash Hutton. The group's pop sound on their studio work ...more
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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
R&B
Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid, is an American singer and songwriter. His debut single, "Location", was released in July 2016, and his ...more
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Chris Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Bluegrass, Country, Southern rock
Chris Stapleton is an American country, bluegrass, and rock musician signed to Universal Music Group Nashville. He is an established songwriter. with four number one songs including the 5-week ...more
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U2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to ...more
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Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Country
Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin". The lead-off single from his self-titled ...more
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Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music
Michael Steven Bublé is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. He became a naturalized Italian citizen in 2005. He has won several awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno ...more
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more
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Lady Antebellum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Country pop, Pop music, Country
Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood. Scott is the daughter of ...more
10
Kacey Musgraves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Country
Kacey Lee Musgraves (born August 21, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter. She has won six Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards and three Academy of Country Music Awards. ...more
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for her wide vocal range. Grande has ...more
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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap
Beck Hansen, known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, ...more
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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen ...more
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Cee Lo Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, better known by his stage name CeeLo Green, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and businessman. Green came to initial prominence as a member of ...more
15
D'Angelo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul
Michael Eugene Archer (born February 11, 1974), better known by his stage name D'Angelo (pronounced di-Angelo), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. ...more
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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave
Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani ...more
17
Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music
The Jonas Brothers are an American rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network. They consist of three brothers: Kevin Jonas, ...more
18
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. ...more
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LCD Soundsystem is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music
LCD Soundsystem was an American dance-punk band from New York City. It was fronted by singer-songwriter and producer James Murphy, co-founder of record label DFA Records. The group released ...more
20
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the ...more
21
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Pop, Country pop, Hip hop
Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her ...more
22
Ne-Yo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
Shaffer Chimere Smith, known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Ne-Yo gained fame for his song-writing abilities when he ...more
23
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more
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Sean Combs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy or Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, actor, ...more
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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musicians Who Performed on SNL In The 2010s
Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. Musically and artistically precocious from an early age, Sia became ...more