Music capital

Which City Is The Music Capital Of The World?

Have you ever wondered which city has the most musical influence? Use of data from Orbit, you might be surprised.

For example, which American city has produced the most artists this decade on the Billboard Hot 100?

Me? I would have guessed New York.

LA topped the “Top 100” artists of the last decade!

Since 2009, LA has had the biggest influence on the Billboard Hot 100. More artists born in Los Angeles have made the “Hot 100” than any other city in the world – have won in seven of the last 10 years.
LA: 161 artists
New York: 127 artists
London: 75 artists

California artists by decade:

Which LA artists are the best? !

Overall, the state of California has also produced the most artists on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1959. Hit artists by decade include:

  • 2010s – Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars
  • 2000s – Maroon 5, Linkin Park, Gwen Stefani
  • 1990s – En Vogue, MC Hammer, 2Pac

Top 10 historic cities on the Billboard Hot 100

The 10 cities that produced the most Billboard Number Ones artists since 1958 are:

  1. New York – 12% of all Billboard Number 1 artists and bands are from New York
  2. Los Angeles – 9.9%
  3. London – 5.9%
  4. Chicago- 3.2%
  5. Atlanta- 2.2%
  6. Detroit – 2.2%
  7. Philadelphia – 2%
  8. Miami – 1.5%
  9. Toronto- 1.2%
  10. Houston- 1.2%

The 10 cities that produced the most Billboard Number Ones songs since 1958 are:

  1. New York – 12% of Billboard Number 1 songs are from New York-born artists and bands
  2. Los Angeles – 10%
  3. London – 6.8%
  4. Detroit – 4.4%
  5. Liverpool (England) – 3.2%
  6. Atlanta- 3%
  7. Gary – 2.6%
  8. Chicago-2.6%
  9. Newark – 2.2%
  10. Philadelphia – 2.2%

There is a series of interesting data here to check.