Northeastern College Towns Love The Chainsmokers & Calvin Harris Owns the West in YouTube Survey

The Chainsmokers
Sam Kolder

The Chainsmokers

The New York Times recently took a closer look at the United States' pop-music listening patterns, thanks to some statistics provided by YouTube. The Times created heat maps to represent where certain acts were most popular. The findings are interesting, although not completely surprising. Of course Future and Rae Sremmurd are more dominant in the Southeast -- but would you have expected Twenty One Pilots to be big in Utah?

Dance music is represented on the list by The Chainsmokers, who have a heavy influence over listeners in Northeastern college towns, and Calvin Harris, whose broad listenership grows darker in the West and looks quite similar to Sia's.

It's a really fun series of maps for anyone who takes their pop music seriously. Check out all the maps, including Beyoncé, Rihanna and Eminem, via The New York Times


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