The Roots

Watch Phil Collins’ Stellar Performance Of “In The Air Tonight” On ‘Fallon’

Rachel Sonis | October 26, 2016 - 10:09 am

Collins also talks about the real story behind the ’80s classic. More »

Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly And More Tribute Prince At The 2016 BET Awards: Watch

Rachel Sonis | June 27, 2016 - 9:01 am

Wow. More »

Prince Tribute At BET Awards To Include D’Angelo, Janelle Monáe, Sheila E. & More

Carl Williott | June 7, 2016 - 11:19 am

BET aims to outdo Madonna and the BBMAs. More »

The Roots Picnic Is Coming To New York City This October: See The Lineup

Rachel Sonis | June 6, 2016 - 12:30 pm

D’AngeloBibi Bourelly, Yuna and Lady Leshurr are on the bill. More »

Adele, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform “Hello” With Classroom Instruments: Watch

Bianca Gracie | November 25, 2015 - 9:38 am

The singer’s hit takes a more resourceful approach. More »

Watch Alessia Cara’s TV Debut With “Here” On ‘Tonight Show’

Carl Williott | July 30, 2015 - 6:24 am

The young singer got an assist from The Roots during her ‘Fallon’ performance. More »

Giorgio Moroder Played With The Roots On The ‘Tonight Show’: Watch

Robbie Daw | July 21, 2015 - 6:19 am

Did you catch Giorgio tickling the electronic ivories for Jimmy Fallon last night? More »

A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd & Erykah Badu To Perform At Roots Picnic 2015

Bianca Gracie | March 10, 2015 - 12:03 pm

See who else is set to take the stage at the 8th annual music fest! More »

Christina Aguilera, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, The Roots, Meghan Trainor & One Direction Sing “We Are The Champions”: Watch

Robbie Daw | February 2, 2015 - 8:12 am

Jimmy Fallon cooked up an a cappella surprise last night, following the Super Bowl — complete with more guest singers than you can shake a deflated football at! More »

Jay Z, No Doubt And Carrie Underwood Billed For Global Citizen Festival

Christina Lee | July 9, 2014 - 9:55 am

Jay Z will headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival on September 27 at New York’s Central Park. Other confirmed acts include No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., Tiesto and the Roots.

The one-day festival aims to raise awareness fir extreme poverty worldwide, with hopes of eradicating it by 2030. “I think what we found… More »

Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran And More Perform At 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam: Watch

Christina Lee | July 5, 2014 - 9:51 am

Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots know how to jam with just about anyone, at The Tonight Show and otherwise. For their annual free concert, the Philly 4th of July Jam, they worked as the house band for top pop acts like Nicki Minaj, Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson and closer Ed Sheeran.

Following theMore »

Future & Pusha T “Move That Dope” With Help From The Roots On ‘Fallon’: Watch

Carl Williott | April 24, 2014 - 9:21 am

Future stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday (April 23) to celebrate the release of Honest by performing its agile coke anthem “Move That Dope” (or, as it’s hilariously known when censored for radio and network TV, “Move That Doh”).

For the first time in months, Pharrell didn’t show up for a TV appearance, but Pusha TMore »

Lorde’s “Royals” Covered By Black Simon & Garfunkel On ‘Fallon’: Watch

Carl Williott | March 17, 2014 - 7:27 am

Late Night fake musical duo Black Simon & Garfunkel (The Roots’ Questlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas) made their Tonight Show debut last week with a cover of Lorde’s “Royals.” As is tradition, they stripped down the song to its sparest parts, accompanied by just an acoustic guitar and those sweet, sweet harmonies.

It’s kind of odd that they got around… More »

Watch Rick Ross Perform “The Devil Is A Lie” With The Roots On ‘Fallon’

Carl Williott | February 25, 2014 - 6:47 am

With just a week until the March 4 release of Mastermind, Rick Ross stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to frighten all the olds and perform “The Devil Is A Lie.” He was without Jay Z for the performance, but he did have some help from The Roots, giving those horn blares some added oomph, with ?uestlove ?illing… More »

Watch 2 Chainz Peform “Outroduction” With The Roots On ‘Fallon’

Carl Williott | February 7, 2014 - 8:19 am

Tonight marks the final episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as the host preps his switch to the Tonight Show desk. And to help send him out during his final week, 2 Chainz appeared Thursday (February 6) to perform, fittingly, “Outroduction.”

The B.O.A.T.S. II closer was especially soulful live, thanks to some help from The Roots. The… More »

Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony & More Perform At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Watch

Christina Lee | November 29, 2013 - 8:59 am

Thanksgiving may bring family and friends together, but odd pairings dominated the floats shown at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fifth Harmony sang their new single “Better Together” on one sponsored by Goldfish Crackers, while Fall Out Boy performed “Alone Together” nearby the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Meanwhile Ariana Grande riffed on Wham!‘s “Last Christmas” More »

Watch Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform A Cappella Rendition Of “We Can’t Stop”

Carl Williott | October 9, 2013 - 5:33 am

Miley Cyrus was the guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday (October 8), and the controversial starlet performed Bangerz smash “We Can’t Stop.” But with a twist! We already saw her change up the song on Saturday Night Live with an acoustic rendition, but she stripped it down even more (for once not talking about her clothes), doing… More »

Watch Kanye West Perform “Bound 2″ With The Roots, Diss Ray J On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

Carl Williott | September 10, 2013 - 5:49 am

Kanye West stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night (September 10) and for just about the first time in the past 10 months, he dropped the anti-pop, disturbed deity shtick that went along with recent performances of Yeezus tracks like “New Slaves” and “Blood On The Leaves.” The occasion? The live debut of that LP’s most… More »

Robin Thicke Performs “Blurred Lines” With Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & Some Children’s Instruments: Watch

Sam Lansky | August 2, 2013 - 6:26 am

All those other late night shows can keep their pedestrian, by-the-numbers performance set-ups: Jimmy Fallon’s sets with The Roots are an absolute joy to behold. The latest to receive Fallon’s treatment? Robin Thicke and his summer smash “Blurred Lines” — but this one was even more special, as the only instruments used were, as they put it, items that… More »

Watch The Roots Cover Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” In The Style Of Simon & Garfunkel

Carl Williott | June 20, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Last night (June 19) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots covered Daft Punk’s Pharrell-featuring smash, “Get Lucky.” Well, part of The Roots. And they didn’t cover it as The Roots. There are levels here: band members Questlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas did an acoustic cover of the song as fictional duo Black Simon &… More »

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