The Best Musical Guests From Empire Season 1

Fox’s Empire, a hip-hop musical about a family navigating their way through triumphs, trials, and chart-topping hits, has taken viewers by storm. The new drama created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong has kept us hooked week after week, thanks to a fresh and fierce cast (filled with stellar guest stars), groundbreaking storylines, and dope original music curated by elusive Timbaland. After last night’s season finale, we’re already going through withdrawal. Luckily, there’s plenty to talk about, including the amazing mix of musical guest appearances throughout this season.

Rookies and veterans. R&B and rock. Marriage proposals and therapy sessions. This surprise mid-season smash served us a wide array of talent in compelling scenes. Without further adieu, let’s take a look (and listen) at the amazing musical guests that helped make Empire a hit. How long 'til season 2 premieres?