Who’s the Most Popular Artist In Every US State?

Most Popular Artist In Every US State

Nothing against Drake, but this is a pretty boring map.

Drake is the most popular artist in a vast majority of US states, according to information released by Pandora.  Pandora, which now boasts roughly 185 million active users, is arguably one of the best places to figure out where artists are popular.  The data was culled from user stations, which start with a specific artist.  Those stations were in turn tied to geo-mapped IP addresses.

Beyond Drake, hip-hop artists reigned in almost every state, with the exception of Taylor Swift in Utah and Idaho.  But plenty of other artists outside of rap and hip-hop are also charting, including Adele, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, and Florida Georgia Line.

Indeed, the deeper list reveals all sorts of popular artists, with some surprisingly regional.  There’s Nickelback in West Virginia, Vermont, and Wyoming; Kevin Gates dominating a cluster of the Deep South, and Common Kings in Hawaii.

Here’s the complete list of every top 10 artist, state-by-state.

Alaska

1. Drake
2. Eminem
3. Taylor Swift
4. Fetty Wap
5. Adele
6. G-Eazy
7. The Weeknd
8. Ed Sheeran
9. Beyoncé
10. Maroon 5

Alabama

1. Kevin Gates
2. Fetty Wap
3. Drake
4. Future
5. Beyoncé
6. Lil Wayne
7. Taylor Swift
8. Chris Brown
9. The Weeknd
10. Sam Hunt

Arkansas

1. Kevin Gates
2. Drake
3. Fetty Wap
4. Beyoncé
5. The Weeknd
6. Lil Wayne
7. Taylor Swift
8. Eminem
9. Future
10. Adele

Arizona

1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Fetty Wap
4. Beyoncé
5. Eminem
6. Taylor Swift
7. J. Cole
8. Bruno Mars
9. Adele
10. Rihanna

California

1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Fetty Wap
4. Beyoncé
5. J. Cole
6. Rihanna
7. Adele
8. YG
9. Chris Brown
10. Bruno Mars

Colorado

1. Drake
2. Taylor Swift
3. Eminem
4. The Weeknd
5. Fetty Wap
6. Adele
7. Bruno Mars
8. J. Cole
9. Maroon 5
10. G-Eazy

Connecticut

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Rihanna
5. Chris Brown
6. Eminem
7. Taylor Swift
8. J. Cole
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Adele

Delaware

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Future
5. Chris Brown
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Meek Mill
8. Rihanna
9. Eminem
10. The Weeknd

Florida

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Future
4. Beyoncé
5. Kevin Gates
6. The Weeknd
7. Rihanna
8. Lil Wayne
9. Adele
10. Chris Brown

Georgia

1. Drake
2. Future
3. Fetty Wap
4. Beyoncé
5. Rihanna
6. Chris Brown
7. Young Thug
8. Kevin Gates
9. The Weeknd
10. Nicki Minaj

Hawaii

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Bruno Mars
4. Beyoncé
5. Adele
6. Sam Smith
7. The Green
8. Chris Brown
9. Common Kings
10. Taylor Swift

Iowa

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Eminem
4. Taylor Swift
5. Wiz Khalifa
6. Luke Bryan
7. Florida Georgia Line
8. The Weeknd
9. Kevin Gates
10. Adele

Idaho

1. Taylor Swift
2. Eminem
3. G-Eazy
4. Drake
5. Adele
6. Maroon 5
7. Imagine Dragons
8. Luke Bryan
9. Bruno Mars
10. The Weeknd

Illinois

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Future
5. The Weeknd
6. Taylor Swift
7. Eminem
8. Rihanna
9. Nicki Minaj
10. J. Cole

Indiana

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Eminem
4. Kevin Gates
5. Taylor Swift
6. Beyoncé
7. The Weeknd
8. Lil Wayne
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Luke Bryan

Kansas

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Taylor Swift
4. Eminem
5. The Weeknd
6. Wiz Khalifa
7. Adele
8. Kevin Gates
9. Beyoncé
10. Luke Bryan

Kentucky

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Kevin Gates
4. Eminem
5. Beyoncé
6. Taylor Swift
7. Lil Wayne
8. The Weeknd
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Future

Lousiana

1. Kevin Gates
2. Drake
3. Fetty Wap
4. Beyoncé
5. Lil Wayne
6. Lil Boosie
7. Future
8. Nicki Minaj
9. Chris Brown
10. Rihanna

Massachussetts

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Taylor Swift
4. Beyoncé
5. Eminem
6. Rihanna
7. Adele
8. J. Cole
9. Chris Brown
10. The Weeknd

Maryland

1. Drake
2. Beyoncé
3. Fetty Wap
4. Future
5. Rihanna
6. Chris Brown
7. Nicki Minaj
8. The Weeknd
9. Taylor Swift
10. Adele

Maine

1. Eminem
2. Drake
3. Fetty Wap
4. Taylor Swift
5. Adele
6. Ed Sheeran
7. Nickelback
8. Luke Bryan
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Rihanna

Michigan

1. Drake
2. Eminem
3. Fetty Wap
4. Beyoncé
5. Taylor Swift
6. Future
7. Rihanna
8. Chris Brown
9. Nicki Minaj
10. The Weeknd

Minnesota

1. Drake
2. Taylor Swift
3. Eminem
4. Fetty Wap
5. Adele
6. Beyoncé
7. G-Eazy
8. The Weeknd
9. Rihanna
10. Wiz Khalifa

Missouri

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Eminem
4. Taylor Swift
5. Beyoncé
6. Kevin Gates
7. Future
8. Nicki Minaj
9. Lil Wayne
10. Adele

Mississippi

1. Kevin Gates
2. Fetty Wap
3. Drake
4. Beyoncé
5. Future
6. Lil Boosie
7. Lil Wayne
8. K. Michelle
9. Chris Brown
10. Rich Homie Quan

Montana

1. Eminem
2. Taylor Swift
3. Adele
4. G-Eazy
5. Nickelback
6. Drake
7. Luke Bryan
8. Maroon 5
9. Fetty Wap
10. Ed Sheeran

North Carolina

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Future
5. Chris Brown
6. Taylor Swift
7. Rihanna
8. The Weeknd
9. J. Cole
10. Adele

North Dakota

1. Eminem
2. Drake
3. Taylor Swift
4. Fetty Wap
5. G-Eazy
6. Florida Georgia Line
7. Luke Bryan
8. Wiz Khalifa
9. Nickelback
10. Adele

Nebraska

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Taylor Swift
4. Eminem
5. Kevin Gates
6. The Weeknd
7. Wiz Khalifa
8. Beyoncé
9. G-Eazy
10. Adele

New Hampshire

1. Drake
2. Eminem
3. Taylor Swift
4. Fetty Wap
5. Adele
6. Luke Bryan
7. Zac Brown Band
8. Ed Sheeran
9. Maroon 5
10. Florida Georgia Line

New Jersey

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Rihanna
5. Chris Brown
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Eminem
8. Taylor Swift
9. Future
10. The Weeknd

New Mexico

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. The Weeknd
4. Luke Bryan
5. Eminem
6. J. Cole
7. G-Eazy
8. Bruno Mars
9. Kevin Gates
10. Wiz Khalifa

Nevada

1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Fetty Wap
4. J. Cole
5. Eminem
6. Beyoncé
7. Bruno Mars
8. Chris Brown
9. Taylor Swift
10. Rihanna

New York

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Rihanna
5. Chris Brown
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Eminem
8. The Weeknd
9. Adele
10. Taylor Swift

Ohio

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Eminem
4. Beyoncé
5. Future
6. Taylor Swift
7. Nicki Minaj
8. Chris Brown
9. Rihanna
10. Lil Wayne

Oklahoma

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Kevin Gates
4. The Weeknd
5. Taylor Swift
6. Eminem
7. Beyoncé
8. Adele
9. Lil Wayne
10. Rihanna

Oregon

1. Drake
2. Eminem
3. Taylor Swift
4. Adele
5. The Weeknd
6. Fetty Wap
7. G-Eazy
8. Beyoncé
9. Bruno Mars
10. Rihanna

Pennsylvania

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Eminem
5. Nicki Minaj
6. Taylor Swift
7. Rihanna
8. Chris Brown
9. Future
10. The Weeknd

Rhode Island

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Eminem
5. The Weeknd
6. Rihanna
7. Future
8. Taylor Swift
9. J. Cole
10. Chris Brown

South Carolina

1. Fetty Wap
2. Drake
3. Future
4. Kevin Gates
5. Beyoncé
6. Chris Brown
7. Lil Wayne
8. Taylor Swift
9. Rihanna
10. Nicki Minaj

South Dakota

1. Drake
2. Taylor Swift
3. Eminem
4. Fetty Wap
5. G-Eazy
6. Florida Georgia Line
7. Luke Bryan
8. Wiz Khalifa
9. The Weeknd
10. Adele

Tennessee

1. Kevin Gates
2. Drake
3. Fetty Wap
4. Beyoncé
5. Future
6. The Weeknd
7. Taylor Swift
8. Lil Wayne
9. Chris Brown
10. Adele

Texas

1. Drake
2. The Weeknd
3. Kevin Gates
4. Beyoncé
5. Fetty Wap
6. Future
7. Taylor Swift
8. Luke Bryan
9. J. Cole
10. Rihanna

Utah

1. Taylor Swift
2. Imagine Dragons
3. Eminem
4. Drake
5. Maroon 5
6. Adele
7. G-Eazy
8. Justin Bieber
9. Katy Perry
10. Bruno Mars

Virginia

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Beyoncé
4. Future
5. Chris Brown
6. Taylor Swift
7. Rihanna
8. The Weeknd
9. Nicki Minaj
10. Eminem

Vermont

1. Eminem
2. Fetty Wap
3. Taylor Swift
4. Drake
5. Adele
6. Nickelback
7. Luke Bryan
8. Florida Georgia Line
9. AC/DC
10. Rihanna

Washington

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Taylor Swift
4. The Weeknd
5. Eminem
6. Adele
7. Beyoncé
8. Bruno Mars
9. G-Eazy
10. Rihanna

Wisconsin

1. Drake
2. Fetty Wap
3. Eminem
4. Taylor Swift
5. Beyoncé
6. Adele
7. The Weeknd
8. Nicki Minaj
9. Luke Bryan
10. Wiz Khalifa

West Virginia

1. Fetty Wap
2. Drake
3. Eminem
4. Florida Georgia Line
5. Luke Bryan
6. Lil Wayne
7. Nickelback
8. Nicki Minaj
9. Taylor Swift
10. The Weeknd

Wyoming

1. Eminem
2. Taylor Swift
3. G-Eazy
4. Fetty Wap
5. Drake
6. Nickelback
7. Luke Bryan
8. Adele
9. Maroon 5
10. Five Finger Death Punch

 

Map created with the help of mapchart.net.

5 Responses

  1. DavidB

    Who or what is Fetty Wap? Have I somehow missed out on the new Beatles?

    Reply
  2. River

    Was this list created just recently with the release of Drake’s latest album? This list is just makes me sad.

    Reply
  3. Versus

    So: pretty much no difference then.

    I can say that I listen to zero (0) of those “artists”, so I guess there is no point in moving to another state in search of more hospitable musical environment.

    Reply

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