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

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#43 on The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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"Linger"
"Tomorrow"
"Ode To My Family"
"Zombie"
"Raining In My Heart"

Genres (Music): Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music, Grunge, Dream pop, + more

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#25 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#14 on The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

#22 on '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today

#7 on The Best Bands That Are Named After Foods

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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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#6 on The Best Florida Rappers

#50 on The Top Rappers from Miami

#14 on Rappers with the Best Hooks, Ranked

#22 on The Very Best Muslim 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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#5 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#8 on The Best Singers of All Time

#1 on The Best Current Female Singers

#1 on The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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