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Kesha's Delivers Acoustic 'House Of The Rising Sun' Cover on 'The Tonight Show' - Watch Here!

Kesha gave a special acoustic performance while backstage at the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon music room during her appearance last week, and it’s a definite must-see!

The 30-year-old singer teamed up with The RootsQuestlove, Kirk Douglas, and Mark Kelley for a cover of The Animals’ classic “House Of The Rising Sun.”

Kesha‘s new album Rainbow is set to debut at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200, according to Billboard.

Lead single “Praying” also hits a new Hot 100 high, jumping 32-24 with the chart’s top sales gain, as it pushes 11-7 on Digital Song Sales – Congrats!


Cover Room: Kesha – “The House of the Rising Sun”

Jimmy Fallon, Migos & The Roots Perform 'Bad and Boujee' Using Office Supplies - Watch Here!

Everyone from Sia, Adele, Madonna and Ed Sheeran have performed a rendition of one of their hit songs using classroom instruments on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – but that’s been done, it’s time to switch things up!

On last night’s (March 23) Tonight Show episode, Jimmy Fallon invited Migos to perform their smash hit “Bad and Boujee” with office supplies, instead of classroom instruments alongside The Roots.

Migos, Jimmy and the house band used everything from iPhone tones, scissors, an electric stapler, a thumbtack shaker, coffee pots, rubber band strings and more.

Migos also hit the stage to properly perform their other single “T-Shirt” off of their latest album Culture – Watch the performance after the cut!


Jimmy Fallon, Migos & The Roots Sing “Bad and Boujee” (w/ Office Supplies)

Click inside to watch Migos’ second performance on The Tonight Show…More Here! »

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Ed Sheeran Performs 'Shape of You' Using Classroom Instruments on 'Fallon' - Watch Now!

Ed Sheeran is the latest entertainer to perform a rendition of one of his songs using classroom instruments!

The 26-year-old singer joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to create a new version of his hit song “Shape of You!” on the late night show on Monday (February 27).

While Ed sang and picked up a banana-shaped shaker, Jimmy multi-tasked while singing backup vocals, playing a drum and using another shaker!

Other performers have also played their songs with classroom instruments including Sia, Adele and Madonna!

Check out Ed‘s entire performance below…

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VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon, Metallica, & The Roots Sing 'Enter Sandman' with Classroom Instruments!

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots join Metallica to perform the band’s hit “Enter Sandman” using only classroom instruments on The Tonight Show!

The 42-year-old Tonight Show host took on vocals, bass drum, the keyboard and the kazoo for the rendition.

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Classroom Instruments is one of Jimmy‘s most popular returning segments! Watch Sia with Natalie Portman performing “Iko Iko,” Adele performing “Hello,” Madonna performing “Holiday.”

Watch Jimmy Fallon perform with Metallica and The Roots below…


VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon, Metallica, & The Roots Sing ‘Enter Sandman’

Kelly Clarkson Sings 'Hamilton' Song 'It's Quiet Uptown' - Listen Now!

A ton of major stars have joined forces with Lin-Manuel Miranda to sing new versions of the songs from the Broadway musical Hamilton for the new album, The Hamilton Mixtape.

Kelly Clarkson is one of the featured artists and she gets to sing the devastating act two song “It’s Quiet Uptown,” which is normally performed by the characters Alexander Hamilton and Angelica Schuyler. Her song has been released early along with the album pre-order and you can listen below.

The Roots‘ version of “My Shot” featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz, and Nate Ruess also was released early.

Pre-order the album now on iTunes to get the tracks and stream them below via Spotify!

Click inside to listen to “My Shot” from The Hamilton Mixtape… More Here! »

Jimmy Fallon & Music Superstars Sing 'We Are The Champions' A Cappella (Video)

The late night show following the Super Bowl always features some great celeb appearances and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sunday (February 1) was no exception!

To kick off the show, Jimmy showed off a fun video he and The Roots made with celebs, in which they sang “We Are the Champions” a capella.

Featured in the video are Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Usher, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, and Christina Aguilera. Watch the full clip below!

Watch the epic a capella clip below!


Jimmy Fallon & Music Superstars Sing ‘We Are The Champions’ A Cappella

Jimmy Fallon Plays Hilarious 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Prank on The Roots - Watch Now!

Jimmy Fallon did a hilarious bit on his show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (July 29) where he played the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer for his house band The Roots with a twist.

Instead of just playing the trailer in its entirety, Jimmy inserted an extremely scary face halfway through to unexpectedly scare each of the band members. It’s hilarious! Be sure to watch below.

And be sure to check out the actual Fifty Shades of Grey trailer if you haven’t seen it already.


Jimmy Fallon Plays ‘Fifty Shades’ Trailer for The Roots