What music Bostonians Shazam the most
Boston wanted to identify pop music more than any other genre last year, followed by hip-hop and rock, according to a review of what we used the Shazam app for.
- Axios' Erin Davis identified songs Shazamed in Boston more often than anywhere else in the U.S.
- “Calm Down,” an Afrobeats song by Nigerian artist Rema, was our most distinctive song search.
Boston's top 10 artists were: Drake, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, Lil Durk, Future, The Weeknd, Gunna, Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
- Alternative and R&B/Soul rounded out the top five most Shazamed genres.
How it works: The top 100 most-Shazamed songs were identified by data provider Chartmetric for 96 cities around the U.S.
- Axios compared the song rankings in each city to the average rank of those songs in the 95 other U.S. cities.
Between the lines: The study also found each city's top 10 most Shazamed artists and the 5 most Shazamed genres.
Steph’s thought bubble: Shoutout to the reggaeton, Afrobeats and guaracha representation. One day, those genres will dominate the charts enough to not be lumped into an “other” category.
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