Concerts The Best Tiny Desk Concerts From NPR Music  

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After the success of the first Tiny Desk Concert with Laura Gibson in 2008, NPR Music has released over 400 concerts featuring some of the most popular artists right now. Including rappers, folk bands, indie artists, and pop singers, this list of the best Tiny Desk Concerts has videos of the live acoustic performances in an intimate setting. What is your favorite Tiny Desk Concert from NPR Music?

As of 2018, Anderson Paak's Tiny Desk Concert is the most watched of the series. Other artists who performed include Adele, T-Pain, Chance the Rapper, Bon Iver, and Paramore. Tiny Desk Concert winners, like Tank and the Bangas and Gaelynn Lea, are also on the list.

Vote up the greatest NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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"Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')"
"Up Down (Do This All Day)"
"Drankin' Patna"

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop, Gangsta rap, Contemporary R&B, + more

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#50 on The Top Rappers from Miami

#7 on The Best Florida Rappers

#20 on The Very Best Muslim Rappers

#14 on Rappers with the Best Hooks, Ranked

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Anderson Paak

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"Come Down"
"Heart Don't Stand a Chance"
"Put Me Thru"

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#43 on The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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"Someone Like You"
"Chasing Pavements"
"Rolling In The Deep

Genres (Music): Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music, Nashville sound, Rhythm and blues, + more

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#8 on The Best Singers of All Time

#5 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#1 on The Best Current Female Singers

#1 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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Lianne La Havas

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"What You Don't Do"

Genres (Music): Folk music, Soul music

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