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Top 7 Amazing NPR Tiny Desk Concerts to Watch

Here are 7 popular Tiny Desk Concerts to watch on YouTube.

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Since 2008, National Public Radio hosted a live music series called Tiny Desk Concert which usually features artists from all around the world, of all genres performing live in the cluttered office set to get a raw and informal taste of their music. NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts are known for their excellent selections of artists performing in a cozy familiar office setting.

From Adele, BTS, Harry Styles, Sting, and T-Pain, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series have amassed a large amalgamation of genres and artists in the concert series with over 1000 concerts; and despite their name, the platform and following of this series is by no means tiny. The concert series has great reach and introduced many musicians to new fans.


Usher‘s Tiny Desk Concert is fun and smooth. He sang to his strengths in R&B and had the audience wishing the concert was longer. With the office party mood and his sweet vocals accompanied by Eric Bellinger, Veedo, and the brilliant live band, the concert was an absolute treat.

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals’ Tiny Desk Concert displayed amazing performance, musical artistry, and exciting impromptu performances. The concert’s views speak for themselves; 94 million views.

Mac Miller

The late Mac Miller‘s Tiny Desk Concert was energetic, groovy, and so heartwarming. The songs from his album Swimming were about the ups and downs of his life and many felt touched by the performances. The concert also featured guest Thundercat on bass.


This concert showed the range of BTS‘s variety in genres and in their repertoire and the synergy between the members. The live band accompanied the diverse vocals within the group making a wonderful performance and display of talent.

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler is known for his boisterous and chaotic energy which shows in his music. This concert was just that. The songs were from his album “Flower Boy”. The lighting was colorful and mellow and the vocals from Kaye Fox and Kiandra Richardson with Tyler‘s rap made the concert so fun to watch.


This concert is known for the raw portrayals of her music and the eccentric and unorthodox performances. The concert was dark, heartfelt, and intimate. The performances displayed Mitski‘s talent and her emotion in songs that left many speechless.

Blue Man Group

This concert is an entertaining experience and a treat to spectate. The concert saw the musical engineering and stylings of the Blue Man Group. The unique and insane performance blew us away.

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