The Best Tiny Desk Concerts From NPR Music  

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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. 

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"Come Down"

"Heart Don't Stand a Chance"

"Put Me Thru"


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"What You Don't Do"



Genres (Music): Folk music, Soul music

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"See You Again"


Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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"It Ain't Fair"

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Rock music, + more

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