Who knew the Old Line State could bump this dis?
A map revealing the favorite artist of each state has gone viral today, with tons of Facebook shares and a feature on Buzzfeed.
Created by Paul Lamere, the map uses various platforms to determine the most listened to artist of each state. It’s an awesome read if you’re curious to see his method of collecting data -> http://musicmachinery.com/
The best part of reading any type of statistic list or map is the hilarious truth it reveals. I was just asking my friend, David, about Kelly Rowland stan’s today, only to find there’s a whole state of them.
*When Love Takes Over*
My thoughts and the map below:
I was really surprised to see which artists made the cut, and which didn’t. The map is full of hit makers, but also some flops. Our country would be nothing without the flops though. I can’t go through every state, but a few of them stuck out to me. For example,
Connecticut loves David Guetta, confirming the basic nature of the state as a whole.
Nevada Governor, Ciara, released a statement earlier today stating, “I apologize for treating this state as a ‘Body Party’. It’s time to start some ‘Work'”
West Virginia, it’s 6AM (and also 2014) time to let Matchbox 20 go. #90sForever
On a different and serious note, I was pleasantly surprised to see South Carolina with Hillsong United on the list. How refreshing was it to see a Christian worship band on the list?
It’s sad that this ‘surprised’ me, but I love it and so encouraged by it. As far as Christian music goes, Hillsong has been a major seller. Just really cool to see them sprinkled on this list.