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Tasha, 'Perfect Wife'

Sep 7, 2021

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"Every morning I'll blush and I will smile / I'll say pinch me please / how can it be you're by my side?"

This #NowPlaying discovery comes to us from this year's Tiny Desk Contest. You can see Lilith Ai on the latest installment of the Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf livestreaming series with 2020 Contest winner Linda Diaz.

This #NowPlaying discovery comes to us from this year's Tiny Desk Contest. You can see Semler on the latest installment of the Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf livestreaming series with guest host Jewly Hight of WNXP.

Zhalarina, 'Lala'

Aug 12, 2021

This #NowPlaying discovery comes to us from this year's Tiny Desk Contest. You can see Zhalarina on the latest installment of the Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf livestreaming series with guest host John Morrison of WXPN.

This #NowPlaying discovery comes to us from this year's Tiny Desk Contest. You can see Freakquencee on the latest installment of the Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf livestreaming series with guest host Tobe Nwigwe.

Neffy, 'Wait Up'

Jul 29, 2021

This #NowPlaying discovery comes to us from this year's Tiny Desk Contest. You can see Neffy on the latest installment of the Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf livestreaming series with guest host Phoebe Bridgers.

This #NowPlaying discovery comes to us from this year's Tiny Desk Contest. You can see DAP The Contract on the latest installment of the Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf livestreaming series with co-hosts Bob Boilen and Bobby Carter.

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Songwriter Becca Harvey started the musical project Girlpuppy after the pandemic forced her out of her bakery job in East Atlanta last year.

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The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest closed for entries on June 7. We've heard songs from every state in the country, from big bands and solo artists, in a huge range of genres and styles. Now, our judges will start to comb through our entries to find a winner. Here are some of the best entries we've seen recently.


The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest closed for entries on June 7. We've heard songs from every state in the country, from big bands and solo artists, in a huge range of genres and styles — and we've seen an equally huge range of desks to match. Now, our judges will start to comb through our entries to find a winner. Here are some of the best entries we've seen recently.


Lately, we've been sharing some of our favorite entries to the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest, which closed for entries on June 7. We've heard songs from every state in the country, from big bands and solo artists, in a huge range of genres and styles — and now, our judges will start to comb through our entries to find a winner. Here are some of the best entries we've seen recently.


Throughout the next few weeks, we'll be sharing some of the many 2021 Tiny Desk Contest entries that have caught our eyes and ears. The Contest closes soon: You've only got until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 7. If you think you've got what it takes, check out the Official Rules and fill out the eligibility checklist, then film your video and submit it here!

Throughout the next few weeks, we'll be sharing some of the many 2021 Tiny Desk Contest entries that have caught our eyes and ears. You can enter the Contest until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 7. If you think you've got what it takes, check out the Official Rules and fill out the eligibility checklist, then film your video and submit it here!

Each year, we ask unsigned artists from across the country to send us their songs as part of the Tiny Desk Contest. And each year, one artist wins the grand prize and gets to play their very own Tiny Desk concert.

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The Tiny Desk Contest — our annual search for the next great undiscovered artist to play a Tiny Desk concert —

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Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf — an eight-week series highlighting the best entries from the 2020 Contest — came to a close on Thursday, July 30, when Bob Boilen hosted the final episode.

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On Thursday, July 23, Bob Boilen was joined by Rita Houston, Program Director of NPR Member station WFUV in New York, for the penultimate episode of Tiny Desk Contest Top shelf.

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On Thursday, July 16, Bob Boilen was joined by Tiny Desk Contest judge and Tiny Desk alumna Gina Chavez for episode six of Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf.

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On Thursday, July 9, Bob Boilen and Tiny Desk Contest judge Tarik Moody of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee hosted episode five of Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf.

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