GIVĒON: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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NPR Music's Tiny Desk series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring four weeks of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and playlists by Black artists spanning different genres and generations each week. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time. This celebration highlights the beautiful cornucopia of Black music and our special way of presenting it. We hope you enjoy.
Sidney Madden | February 9, 2021
"Just bear with me while I just enjoy this and soak in it," GIVĒON admits with a laugh. Switching between the demeanors of a seasoned, nonchalant crooner and a giddy-grinned newbie, the fast-rising R&B star makes a point to show his humility during his long-awaited debut at Tiny Desk.
Accompanied by a minimal, masked-up band and only one background vocalist (a fellow Pisces at that), the baby-face baritone fills the set with resonance and light. He radiates gratitude with every note. Against a blue, moody backsplash of projected music video stills, GIVĒON notes the divine timing of this performance. "Any moment to do this would be special," he says between songs, "but I think Black History Month ... just celebrating Black culture for this month, I'm really excited to get to do this on this platform."
Through the throes of the pandemic, GIVĒON has remained remarkably busy. In a span of eight months, the Long Beach, Calif. newcomer has released two solid EPs, the Grammy-nominated Take Time and When It's All Said And Done. (The latter included one of our favorite songs of 2020, "Still Your Best.") For his Tiny Desk (home) concert, he borrows from each project to arrange a tantalizing 14-minute sampler - showing off just enough to get you to do your Googles and discover more.
Much like the moment he's trying to savor, GIVĒON's strength as a singer-songwriter is his ability to make his listener feel suspended in time. As fans quickly discovered on his breakthrough "Chicago Freestyle" feature last year, the peaks and valleys of GIVĒON's tone and the satisfying patterns of his runs don't just serenade; They immerse, they engulf. GIVĒON's star rising during a time of such sustained uncertainty is no accident, either. Between vulnerable storytelling and clear vocals, GIVĒON's work provides so many with what they're craving right now: intimacy and consistency.
"Stuck On You"
GIVĒON: vocals
Deondre Ellis: keys
Ivan Chatman: bass
Andre Montgomery: drums
James Murray: guitar
RaVaughn Brown: vocals
Video: Jan Lim, Mitchell Schultz, Will Houlihan
Producer: Zack Warren
Director: Eric Longden
Audio: Jeremy Gray, Reggie Jones, Al Richardson
Producer: Bobby Carter
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Art Director: CJ Riculan
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Morgan Noelle Smith
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann


  1. Jess Andra
    Jess Andra
    3 uur geleden

    Giveon's talent is something **ELSE!**

  2. Elissa T.
    Elissa T.
    3 uur geleden


  3. Robbin Jefferson
    Robbin Jefferson
    5 uur geleden


  4. Kimberly Guerrero
    Kimberly Guerrero
    5 uur geleden


  5. Jamir Sanchez
    Jamir Sanchez
    8 uur geleden

    Bout to hit that repeat button 24/7

  6. Fancy Alexander
    Fancy Alexander
    8 uur geleden

    Like I want youuuuu whooooo

  7. Cathlin Ivana
    Cathlin Ivana
    9 uur geleden

    I been staring at him, respectfully.

    1. Sienna Turner
      Sienna Turner
      Uur geleden


  8. Jukai
    10 uur geleden

    i love himm

  9. Victor Billberry
    Victor Billberry
    10 uur geleden

    Easily one of the smoothest voices I’ve ever heard in my life

  10. Déja Cordero
    Déja Cordero
    13 uur geleden

    Tbh, discovering giveon’s music before 2020 ended was one of the best things that happened in 2020 for me😂

  11. Jodie Johnson
    Jodie Johnson
    14 uur geleden

    Giveon and his band are phenomenally talented! Hope to see you in Baltimore in concert once we reopen from Covid19. 💕💕💕

  12. damola adeyemo
    damola adeyemo
    15 uur geleden

    He should have done heartbreak anniversary 😭😭😭

  13. Fiatele Te'o
    Fiatele Te'o
    15 uur geleden

    That echo on Stuck on You is crazy 💪😂

  14. Monet B
    Monet B
    15 uur geleden

    Giveon, Daniel Ceasar, Lucky Daye, Snoh and Ari on 1 album would make my life

  15. BASI Mthwa
    BASI Mthwa
    16 uur geleden

    I can’t say I love you no more 🥺 cause my friends gonn judge me for sure 🥺

  16. BASI Mthwa
    BASI Mthwa
    16 uur geleden

    🥺 like I want yoooouuuuuu

  17. by Sam Kelly
    by Sam Kelly
    16 uur geleden

    Anyone know where his jacket is from?

  18. Renee Reed
    Renee Reed
    18 uur geleden

    Giveon... you can keep me here for hours, I love all of your songs! ❤️

  19. BrownskinHippie 87
    BrownskinHippie 87
    18 uur geleden

    I’m OBSESSED with GIVĒON sound ‼️ If you haven’t herd “Garden Kisses” Thank me later 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  20. YoungSimonz
    21 uur geleden

    His voice is absolutely amazing!!!💯💯💯

  21. LightSkinTedd
    22 uur geleden

    Watchin this a unhealthy amount of times; don't know bout y'all 💯

  22. hann •
    hann •
    23 uur geleden

    i love him so much😭

  23. Dillon Vieyra
    Dillon Vieyra
    23 uur geleden


  24. I T
    I T
    Dag geleden

    He is an absolute vibe geeee

  25. Touches of Jasmine
    Touches of Jasmine
    Dag geleden

    Not ravaughn on the background vocals ok sis

  26. BigPimp14
    Dag geleden

    I really wanted to hear Still Your Best but good thing there is an acoustic version.

  27. ElainaYvonneMusic
    Dag geleden

    Hear me out: Giveon, Masego, Jazmin Sullivan and Sabrina Claudio on one song. 🥶🥶🥶

  28. Camila Gonçalves
    Camila Gonçalves
    Dag geleden

    o melhor q nos tamo tendo

  29. quieromakis
    Dag geleden

    tengo que verte en vivo para que mi vida tenga sentido

  30. Kimberly Jean
    Kimberly Jean
    Dag geleden

    I love your voice...

  31. Heather Weber
    Heather Weber
    Dag geleden


  32. Austin GT
    Austin GT
    Dag geleden

    Pisces Gang!!! ♓ 🤙🏾🔥🔥🤙🏾

  33. carmelle honore
    carmelle honore
    Dag geleden

    ima need Giveon to be the father of my children. :)

  34. yayson
    Dag geleden

    that guitar tho jheez

  35. Coco Bee
    Coco Bee
    Dag geleden

    Naturally talented!!! I appreciate artists like this!!!!

  36. Coco Bee
    Coco Bee
    Dag geleden

    Love EVERYTHING about this man! It’s nice to hear his speaking voice lol. His sign (pisces) explains his music 😂 And I’ve been pronouncing his name like GIVE-ON this whole time lol...I know I’m not the only one!

  37. Lori kaisir Fogle
    Lori kaisir Fogle
    Dag geleden

    NPR music has being celebrating black artists forever!!!!! You guys are amazingggggggggg. What an inclusive platform for many artists from every genre and place.

  38. mar mar
    mar mar
    2 dagen geleden

    Probably the best clip on Tiny Desk

  39. Vinod shrestha
    Vinod shrestha
    2 dagen geleden

    That "you" touched my inner soul 👌

  40. oli kah
    oli kah
    2 dagen geleden

    How's the quality of his voice the same: studio && live? Crazy! 🔥

  41. Jerome Kudah
    Jerome Kudah
    2 dagen geleden

    We don’t thank Drake enough for introducing us to this guy

  42. María Luz
    María Luz
    2 dagen geleden

    Ustedes pueden creer que canta así en vivo? Increíble.

  43. Anon13X
    2 dagen geleden

    Does the guitarists have a instagram or yt channel?

  44. Anon13X
    2 dagen geleden

    THis is the best thing Ive ever heard

  45. Ms. G.
    Ms. G.
    2 dagen geleden

    Nice 🍷.

  46. Clara Mota
    Clara Mota
    2 dagen geleden

    this is amazing. Giveon is just that great!! and his band is a blessing from God, honestly, I'm amazed

  47. Mel Fokane
    Mel Fokane
    2 dagen geleden

    Giveon really speaks into your heart bro yoooohh😭❤❤❤

  48. dopeasscam
    2 dagen geleden

    the fact tht ths man went to my SCHOOL still amazes me

  49. Hernany Quiteque
    Hernany Quiteque
    2 dagen geleden

    You sound like "Samoht" 😮 😮 and I love it

  50. Kelly Rivera
    Kelly Rivera
    2 dagen geleden

    I swore he was from Europe. I so love GIVEON. I did not know he was from California. I am fortunate enough to have stumbled on him last year. Pure dopeness.

  51. jess syj
    jess syj
    2 dagen geleden

    Why he didn't sing the heartbreak anniversary it's his chance to get more popular bcoz of that song though, just saying

  52. Iane Echeverri
    Iane Echeverri
    2 dagen geleden

    youtube kept recommending me this tiny desk performance so i thought maybe i could give it a chance. now im mesmerized by it the vibe!!!!! its so smooth, so good

  53. Brittanie Mccain
    Brittanie Mccain
    2 dagen geleden

    Pisces ♓️ gang!!!! Love it

  54. MayDay2304
    2 dagen geleden

    Favorite new artist his debut album and EP still get spins whoever writing for him making gems

  55. YoUr RaY oF SuNsHiNe
    YoUr RaY oF SuNsHiNe
    3 dagen geleden

    The bass always got me🥰

  56. Joave
    3 dagen geleden

    Orgasms are great but listening to your art is even BETTER !! I was a fan of his vocals & vibes after I heard the Viral Heart break anniversary , after hearing his other songs 😭 I'm a whole Air conditioner!!!!

  57. stephanie reyes
    stephanie reyes
    3 dagen geleden

    Brought me back to life 🖤

  58. Lanetha Jefferson
    Lanetha Jefferson
    3 dagen geleden

    I've never wanted to make love to a voice......until now!

  59. Breona C
    Breona C
    3 dagen geleden

    Didn’t care for the girl but yess to GIVĒON

  60. SoloSherm
    3 dagen geleden

    Thank you for blessing us with an amazing performance.

  61. 18touchdasky
    3 dagen geleden

    ENCORE 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  62. Tay Vibesss
    Tay Vibesss
    3 dagen geleden

    he need to make a song with the backup vocalist, that girl did her thing

  63. Tay Vibesss
    Tay Vibesss
    3 dagen geleden

    i love this man🥺

  64. Sunnie Clark
    Sunnie Clark
    3 dagen geleden

    When he walked off I literally yelled come back ugh far to short 😩😩 such an amazing talent

  65. Sunnie Clark
    Sunnie Clark
    3 dagen geleden

    I truly fell in love with this man ugh such a quality performance and such a unique voice 😩😌😍

  66. Tanatswa Mlingwa
    Tanatswa Mlingwa
    4 dagen geleden

    kinda obsessed with this man

  67. LM TO
    LM TO
    4 dagen geleden

    we need JUSTIN BIEBER IN NPR too please giveon was so goood

  68. Ruth Theodora Jans
    Ruth Theodora Jans
    4 dagen geleden

    I'm waiting for "Heartbreak Anniversary" but he didn't sing it 😭😭

  69. Maal4K
    4 dagen geleden

    Now we need brent

  70. Kayla Theimer
    Kayla Theimer
    4 dagen geleden

    "Imma just assume you guys are clapping in your home" me crying

  71. Moyosore Ibiyemi
    Moyosore Ibiyemi
    4 dagen geleden

    u handsome

  72. Moyosore Ibiyemi
    Moyosore Ibiyemi
    4 dagen geleden

    omg pisces

  73. R True
    R True
    4 dagen geleden

    Reminds me of a young Will Downing!!!😎🤟🤠

  74. Lydia Perera
    Lydia Perera
    4 dagen geleden

    RaVaughn reminds me of Anita Baker...

  75. Britney Quinine
    Britney Quinine
    4 dagen geleden

    I'm in love with this guy! Giveon you're a star!

  76. grace morris
    grace morris
    4 dagen geleden

    I didn’t know he was this good looking. Also his music is fire

  77. nubianfx
    4 dagen geleden

    ooooooh this was noice!

  78. Rafael Prado
    Rafael Prado
    4 dagen geleden

    mozão 🖤

  79. IAMRG
    4 dagen geleden

    I am Pisces Too¡

  80. Anthony Hyman
    Anthony Hyman
    4 dagen geleden

    I've been waiting for this one! He did an awesome job. Killer voice that executes so effortlessly. I digs songs with meaning that I can easily interpret. Classic man channeling that OG love song sangin!!

  81. فايز بن سعيد gmcrider1 l
    فايز بن سعيد gmcrider1 l
    5 dagen geleden

    I’m stuck on that song ‘stuck on you’

  82. A&N Flow
    A&N Flow
    5 dagen geleden

    I wonder what his voice sounds like when he wakes up 👀😍 cuz babii his voice so deep you can swim in it . The backup singers voice is beautiful too 🙌🏽👏🏽

  83. teddy
    5 dagen geleden

    god hes sounds even better live. i need to go to his concert asap 😭♥️

  84. Sid
    5 dagen geleden

    he's such a blessing to music

  85. Kandiise Wright
    Kandiise Wright
    5 dagen geleden

    I wanted him to do Still Your Best so bad 😭 Giveon we love uuuu

  86. Moza Saffanah
    Moza Saffanah
    5 dagen geleden


  87. Youtuber Rozonexkt
    Youtuber Rozonexkt
    5 dagen geleden

    Even outside the studio still sounds so good

  88. Monique Wiley
    Monique Wiley
    6 dagen geleden

    Giveon popped up on my r&b rotation station a couple of months ago and I've been jamming him every since. Great vocals and sound. "Stuck On You" was the first song I heard and saved. 👏🏾👏🏾.

  89. Etienne Amougou
    Etienne Amougou
    6 dagen geleden

    I do like his job so humble

  90. abdul wafi
    abdul wafi
    6 dagen geleden

    How funny his songs makes me wanna cry but his voice just there, comforting and hugging me :')

  91. bea endaya
    bea endaya
    6 dagen geleden

    autotune cannot touch Giveon's voice, it's perfect already

  92. Jahriah Jackson
    Jahriah Jackson
    6 dagen geleden

    Nahhh imma need a part two or sum🤌🏾🤩

  93. Leakk HYTB
    Leakk HYTB
    6 dagen geleden

    How the lady came through with the beginning vocals like the original “like I want you” tho .. perfect!!

  94. Tamara
    6 dagen geleden

    Does anyone know where he got that leather jacket from??

  95. Jalisa Jones
    Jalisa Jones
    6 dagen geleden

    Why do he even have thumbs down on this video

  96. Luanda Yasmin
    Luanda Yasmin
    6 dagen geleden


  97. Hateraluv
    6 dagen geleden

    clapping at home... sir I am pregnant.

  98. MsBlackerTheBerry
    6 dagen geleden

    I absolutely LOVE his voice. I would love a record with he and HER or Jazmine Sullivan

    1. BrownskinHippie 87
      BrownskinHippie 87
      18 uur geleden

      Omg I’d love that also 🙌🏾🙌🏾🥺

  99. Josh B
    Josh B
    6 dagen geleden

    Dnt tell me you came here... Bcoz of tiktok! 😂 But he's great!

  100. Analyn Ballano
    Analyn Ballano
    6 dagen geleden

    no wonder i relate to his music, he's a pisces lol we emotional