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Find out who are the most searched artists or bands by state


If you’re wondering if you’re the only person in your town searching for musicians and bands online, you’re not alone. Market intelligence and research startup my telescope shared interesting data with HELLO ! UNITED STATES. The tech company provided us with new data that highlights the top musical artists performing in 2022. “Hip-hop artists tied to pop music as the dominant genre in the United States, with rappers taking the top spot in 20 states.”


The data also revealed that Kendrick Lamar was the most popular entertainer in eight different states. Earlier this year, the Grammy-winning artist released the album Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers.

The research also showed that the Chicago trap rapper Lil Durk came second to Kendrick Lamar as the most popular touring artist of 2022, winning in 5 states.

2022 Lollapalooza - Day 3©GettyImages

According to the data, the representation of musical genres was “different across the country.” Hip-hop has proven to be the most dominant genre in the southern states, with the aforementioned rapper, Lil Durk being the most searched artist in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas, North and South Carolina. However, in New England, pop artists seem to dominate.

The list of artists who won in 2 states includes: Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Greta Van Fleet, Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Post Malone, and The weekend.

Bad Bunny: The World's Hottest Tour - Miami Gardens, FL©GettyImages

Key Findings from the Search Share Study, by State – Music Artists

  • The best artists in California and New York were Latin artists Group Firm and bad bunnyrespectively.
  • The share of research shows that hip-hop is tied with pop for the most dominant music genre. Breakdown by gender by number of states: Hip Hop (20), Pop (20), Rock (4), Latin (3), Country (2), Indie (1)

The data highlights a state-by-state breakdown of the top artist or band, based on Google search volumes when users search for concert tickets. Artists are then ranked by search share.

Top Music Artists and Bands by State©My Telescope

According Rodrigo GravizCEO of my telescope, “Search share is powerful in that it gives a more accurate measure of consumer and business purchase intent and demand.” It goes on to say that “data can be geo-fenced by state or country to accurately reflect search trends by geography. When paired with specific keywords, search share data can yield valuable insights into what people are going to do, what they’re thinking, what they’re feeling, and what they’re going to buy.

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