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The Best Tiny Desk Concerts From NPR Music

Updated October 18, 2019 9.1k votes 2.3k voters 84.6k views77 items

Since 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, R&B musicians, folk bands, indie artists, and pop singers, this list of the best Tiny Desk Concerts has videos of the intimate live performances in the cozy setting. What is your favorite Tiny Desk Concert from NPR Music?

As of 2019, Anderson Paak's Tiny Desk Concert is the most watched of the series. Other artists who performed include Adele, T-Pain, Chance the Rapper, Lizzo, 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. 

  • Anderson .Paak
    Video: YouTube

    "Come Down"

    "Heart Don't Stand a Chance"

    "Put Me Thru"


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    • Mac Miller
      Video: YouTube

      "Small Worlds"

      "What's the Use?"


      • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Electro hop
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    • Lianne La Havas
      Video: YouTube

      "What You Don't Do"



      • Genres (Music): Folk music, Soul music
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    • Tyler, The Creator
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      "See You Again"


      • Genres (Music): Alternative hip hop
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