What City Is The Music Capital Of The World?

Have you ever wonder what city has the most influence musically? Using data from Orbitz, you might be surprised.

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

Me? I would have guessed New York.

LA Has Dominated the ‘Top 100’ Artists in The Last Decade!

Since 2009, LA has had the biggest influence on the Billboard Hot 100. More LA-born artists have charted in the ‘Hot 100’ than from any other city worldwide – coming out on top in seven of the last 10-years.
LA: 161 artists
NYC: 127 artists
London: 75 artists

California artists by decade:

 

Which LA Artists are the Best?!

As a whole, California state has also produced the most artists featured in the Billboard Hot 100 since 1959. Successful artists per 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 In The Billboard Hot 100 

The 10 towns and cities that have 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 towns and cities that have produced the most Billboard Number One songs since 1958 are:

  1. New York – 12% of Billboard Number 1 songs come from New York-born artists & 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’s a raft of interesting data in here to check out.

Larry Lootsteen

Music is life and I love to write about all things music. Independent music blogger. Writer in general. I am a big fan of alternative and indie music but there's no genre I haven't found something to like.

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