So the New York Times has this thing where they sifted through YouTube data to map out where the country’s chart-topping musicians are most popular — at least among YouTube music listeners, which is a rapidly growing audience.
You can scroll through those maps by clicking here.
The upshot is this: Mainers like Eminem, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Adele, Metallica and Maroon 5. And we’re super into Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.
We’re not so big on Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar or Coldplay.
A neat additional feature the Times has tacked on is the custom local playlist builder.
Type in your zip code or home town and it’ll crank out music it thinks you’ll like based on what people in your immediate area have been listening to online.
Click here to reach the local playlist builder.
I typed in my hometown of Durham, Maine, and the first song that started playing was a live performance by Adele (above). It was a good choice — I do, actually, like that song.
Just playing with the local playlist builder, I typed in Lewiston, and was treated to Ed Sheeran’s “Castle On The Hill,” and by entering Bangor, I got a playlist topped by Luke Bryan’s “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day” (below).
What songs are in your hometown’s playlist? Leave them in the comments below or share them on Facebook.