Esperanza Spalding surprised viewers last night when she hit the stage to perform during Thursday night's edition (April 12) of "The Daily Show." Performances are a rare occurrence on the Jon Stewart-hosted program, however, the Grammy-winning singer didn't disappoint.

Showcasing two tracks off her fourth studio album, Radio Music Society, Spalding entertained the audience with a full band and supporting vocalists. "Black Gold" and "Crowned & Kissed" were selections she chose to perform on "The Daily Show," and Stewart praised the chanteuse for having a "beautiful sound."

"I feel like you should be twice as large as you are with the talent that you have," Stewart told Spalding onstage.

Watch the 27-year-old Portland, Ore., native, who won a Grammy award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, display her talents below.

Watch Esperanza Spalding Perform "Black Gold" on "The Daily Show"

Watch Esperanza Spalding Perform "Crowned & Kissed" on "The Daily Show"

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