Music on TV this week: Black Pumas; Meg Myers; Yola; Michael Kiwanuka; Cage The Elephant; Tank and the Bangas; Grammy Awards

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Black Pumas perform on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Black Pumas performing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Ellen Digital Ventures | Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. We'll also post videos of performances as the week progresses.

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This week's schedule


Kicking off the week are Black Pumas, Grammy nominated in the category of Best New Artists and recent headliners at The Current's 15th Anniversary Party, and on Monday, the musical guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. That evening, look for Meg Myers — whose cover of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" has been playing on The Current recently — as the guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Fresh off her recent visit to The Current studio, Grammy nominee Yola does a turn as musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and her fellow British singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka comes to Ellen DeGeneres's stage on Wednesday.

The weekend brings a new episode of Austin City Limits, featuring a double bill of Cage The Elephant and Tank and the Bangas. And of course, Sunday brings the telecast of the 62nd Grammy Awards on CBS. As the week unfolds, look for artist profiles and a Grammy special from CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King.

Here's the complete rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times (schedule subject to change).

Monday, January 20


Black Pumas, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Watch Black Pumas' headlining set at The Current's 15th anniversary show at First Avenue, Jan. 18

Meg Myers, Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

Old Dominion, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Tuesday, January 21


Yola, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | in studio at The Current, Jan. 19

Marcus King, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Raised in rock, Marcus King releases first solo album, El Dorado, Jan. 18

Wednesday, January 22

The Weeknd, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Thursday, January 23


Michael Kiwanuka, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | Album review: Michael Kiwanuka, KIWANUKA, by David Safar, Nov. 11, 2019

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and more on The Gayle King Grammy Special (CBS)

Sting, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | Sean McPherson talks to Sting about The Last Ship, Sept. 9, 2019

Griselda, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Chelsea Cutler, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Friday, January 24


Nicky Jam feat. Daddy Yankee, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Jan. 16 (ABC)

Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from Dec. 9, 2019 (CBS)

Saturday, January 25


Andy Shauf, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS)

Halsey, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Cage the Elephant; Tank and the Bangas, Austin City Limits (PBS)
Album review: Cage The Elephant, Social Cues, May 13, 2019

Sunday, January 26

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) | The Current's Grammys preview, Jan. 24


Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

Today - NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
A Little Late with Lilly Singh - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC
Good Morning America - ABC

Gayle King Grammy Special - CBS
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The Talk - CBS
CBS This Morning - CBS
CBS Sunday Morning - CBS

Independent Lens - PBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
Busy Tonight - E!
Conan - TBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
The Real - network varies; check your local listings
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The Wendy Williams Show - network varies; check your local listings

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  • Meg Myers on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC
    Meg Myers as musical guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC, airing Monday, January 20, 2020. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Yola performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1192 -- Pictured: Musical guest Yola performs on January 21, 2020. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Marcus King performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC
    Marcus King performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on ABC on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios
    English soul/rock musician Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Sting performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
    Sting performs with cast members of 'The Last Ship' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS
    The 62nd Annual Grammyr Awards Nominations with CBS This Morning Co-Host Gayle King and GRAMMYr Awards host Alicia Keys. THE 62ND ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Michele Crowe/CBS)
  • Billie Eilish on 'The Late Late Show' on CBS
    Alicia Keys guest-hosts 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' on CBS with guest Billie Eilish on Monday, December 9, 2019. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Andy Shauf performs on 'CBS This Morning' Saturday Sessions
    Andy Shauf on 'CBS This Morning' to perform 'Try Again.' Air Date: Jan 25, 2020 (CBS News)
  • Halsey on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Halsey" Episode 1758 -- Pictured: Host Halsey during the Monologue on Saturday, February 9, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Cage The Elephant on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Cage The Elephant perform on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, season 45, airing January 26, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • Tank and the Bangas on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Tank and the Bangas performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS, season 45, airing January 26, 2020. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)
  • The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS
    THE 62ND ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Michele Crowe/CBS)