37 of the Most Memorable NPR Tiny Desk Concerts
Why spend hundreds on concert tickets when you can simply watch NPR Tiny Desk Concerts for free on YouTube? For those who might be unfamiliar with these hidden gems scattered all over the internet, these mini concerts invite the most talented, well-known musicians to perform in a little room in front of a small crowd.
The idea of Tiny Desk Concerts actually started out as a joke back in 2008 when NPR's Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson were disappointed over the fact that they couldn't hear a concert over crowd noise while at a bar show. Thompson jokingly suggested that the musician playing the concert should just perform at his tiny desk. It was then that the idea came to fruition and thus became a smash hit.
From artists and bands like Sam Smith, Chlöe, and the Jonas Brothers to Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and Usher, this music series has seen it all. Most recently, Maluma participated in the series after announcing that he and his girlfriend, Susana Gomez, are expecting their first child, and things got emotional when he sang "ADMV," which he dedicated to Gomez and their unborn daughter.
Check out our list of the most unforgettable NPR Tiny Desk Concerts ahead.