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Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live  

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Live from the main stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, this is a list of every band, musician, and singer who has performed on Saturday Night Live. Since its premiere in 1975, SNL has had more than 600 unique musical guests. It's a dream gig: familiar stage, intimate crowd, audience of millions - many of whom are hearing you for the very first time. The acts on this list run the gamut in every genre of music, from Chuck Berry to Devo to Peter Tosh to Skid Row to MC Hammer to Crash Test Dummies to Garth Brooks to The Backstreet Boys to Lorde. The bands are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent listed first. It includes the date of the appearance - or dates, for those of us lucky enough to be invited to perform more than once.

Because of the show's longevity, Saturday Night Live musical guests are a Who's Who of the most popular musicians of each time period. A look back at the early years of the sketch show reveals frequent repeat appearances from soft rock, folksy kinds of artists like James Taylor, Carly Simon, and Anne Murray. In the 1980s, new wave acts like Men at Work and The Cars stopped by a couple times each. In the 21st Century, it's all hip hop and pop made for clubbing, all Kanye this and Drake that, with only an occasional appearance by a singer-songwriter like Father John Misty or Adele.

For more about SNL guests, check out these lists of all Saturday Night Live hosts and the worst SNL hosts of all time.

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 646 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Hip hop music

3rd ep: 1) December 12, 2015; 2) December 17, 2016; 3) October 26, 2019

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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 645 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Pop, Latin pop

October 12, 2019

644
Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 644 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

4th ep. 1) January 10, 2009; 2) November 7, 2009; 3) November 11, 2017; 4) October 5, 2019

643
Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 643 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Art pop, Dark pop, Electropop

September 28, 2019

642
DJ Khaled is listed (or ranked) 642 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

May 18, 2019

641
Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 641 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

2nd ep: 1) February 14, 2009; 2) May 11, 2019

640
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 640 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Contemporary R&B

2nd ep: 1) December 3, 2016; 2) May 4, 2019

639
Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 639 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
K-pop, Hip hop, EDM

April 13, 2019

638
Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 638 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative, Blue-eyed soul

April 6, 2019

637
Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 637 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop

March 30, 2019

636
Khalid is listed (or ranked) 636 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
R&B

March 9, 2019

635
Thomas Rhett is listed (or ranked) 635 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Country

March 2, 2019

634
Gary Clark, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 634 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

February 16, 2019

633
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 633 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Electropop, Synthpop, Indie pop

2nd ep: 1) January 13, 2018; 2) February 9, 2019 [also host]

632
Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 632 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Hip hop music

January 26, 2019

631
Greta Van Fleet is listed (or ranked) 631 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Rock

January 19, 2019

630
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 630 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Pop, Country pop, Hip hop

4th ep. 1) October 5, 2013; 2) October 3, 2015; 3) November 4, 2017; 4) December 15, 2018 [with Mark Ronson]

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Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 629 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

3rd ep: 1) September 22, 2012; 2) April 11, 2015; 3) December 8, 2018

628
Anderson Paak is listed (or ranked) 628 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live

December 1, 2018

627
Ella Mai is listed (or ranked) 627 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
R&B, Pop

November 17, 2018

626
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 626 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

3rd ep: 1) September 13, 2008; 2) December 18, 2010; 3) November 10, 2018

625
Maggie Rogers is listed (or ranked) 625 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Pop, Art pop, Folk pop

November 3, 2018

624
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 624 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

11th ep: 1) November 20, 1976; 2) October 29, 1977; 3) March 15, 1980; 4) November 22, 1986; 5) November 17, 1990; 6) May 15, 1993; 7) October 22, 1994; 8) November 4, 2000; 9) May 13, 2006; 10) May 14, 2011; 11) October 13, 2018

623
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 623 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Hip hop music

October 6, 2018

622
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 622 on the list Every Band & Musician Who Has Performed on Saturday Night Live
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

7th ep: 1) October 1, 2005; 2) September 29, 2007; 3) December 13, 2008; 4) October 2, 2010; 5) May 18, 2013; 6) February 13, 2016; 7) September 29, 2018