We’re over halfway through an eventful year in music, and the continued growth of streaming services has done much to invigorate the music industry.
Big artists like Drake have seen great success in releasing streaming-only albums. “More Life,” Drake’s streaming-only “playlist” LP, set streaming records and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts in March.
And with streaming now counting for the majority of revenue in the US music industry for the first time, more and more music listeners are turning to streaming services as their go-to mode of music discovery and consumption.
To get a sense of which artists are dominating the streaming field in the US, we turned to Pandora Radio, the streaming and recommendation service, for a list of the artists whose Pandora “artist stations” were most frequently added in each of the 50 states this year. It’s a snapshot of what streaming audiences across the country are seeking out the most.
Turns out, Drake is just as popular as he seems — though not everywhere. Some states have a few curveball favorites.
Check out the top 10 music artists in each state:
ALABAMA: Kevin Gates
1. Kevin Gates
7. Kodak Black
8. Bruno Mars
9. Chris Stapleton
10. Lil Wayne
3. Ed Sheeran
4. Bruno Mars
9. Twenty One Pilots