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Hot 100 Hometown Heat Map: Which State Makes the Most Hits?

Find where your favorite music comes from.

Abbey Collins

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Every artist got their start somewhere and in this piece we are looking at where our most popular artists got theirs. I took every artist on the Billboard Hot 100 from the week of July 13th, 2019 and mapped out their hometowns on a heat map to find which city turns out the music we like best.

The recorded hometowns are from each artist’s birthplace. For bands and groups, I selected the city where they formed. Artists that provided features on Hot 100 tracks are also recorded below.

The United States was the winner internationally, with 82 artists hailing from the country. Georgia was the top hit producing state, with 14 artists calling the Peach State home.

Looking internationally, Puerto Rico and Canada both had seven artists in the charts with the United Kingdom close behind with six. Canadian Shawn Mendes and Englishman Ed Sheeran both had a song in the top ten.

Take a look below to see if your state made the list:

Map by Abbey Collins

Alabama

  • Gucci Mane

Arkansas

  • Justin Moore

California

  • Billie Eilish
  • Swae Lee
  • Katy Perry
  • Mustard
  • Tyler, the Creator
  • YG
  • Tyga
  • Saweetie

Flordia

  • Ariana Grade
  • City Girls
  • YK Osiris
  • Chase Rice

Georgia

  • Lil Nas X
  • Khalid
  • Normani
  • Blanco Brown
  • Migos
  • Young Thug
  • Luke Bryan
  • Offset
  • Ink
  • Jason Aldean
  • Lil Baby
  • Future
  • Summer Walker
  • Quavo

Hawaii

  • Bruno Mars

Illinois

  • Polo G
  • Chance the Rapper

Kentucky

  • Billy Ray Cyrus

Louisiana

  • DJ Khaled

Maryland

  • Logic

Michigan

  • Lizzo
  • NF

Mississippi

  • Rick Ross

Missouri

  • SZA
  • Eminem

Nevada

  • Panic! at the Disco

New Jersey

  • Jonas Brothers
  • Halsey
  • Whitney Houston

New York

  • Post Malone
  • Lil Tjay
  • Lil Tecca
  • Cardi B
  • A Boogie wit da Hoodie
  • Lady Gaga
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Brice Vine

North Carolina

  • Luke Combs
  • Eric Church

Ohio

  • Dababy

Oklahoma

  • Blake Shelton

Pennsylvania

  • Taylor Swift
  • Marshmello
  • PnB Rock
  • Meek Mill
  • Bradley Cooper
  • P!nk
  • Lil Uzi Vert

South Carolina

  • Lee Brice

Tennessee

  • Morgan Wallen
  • Dan + Shay
  • NLE Choppa
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Kane Brown
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Chris Young
  • Miley Cyrus

Texas

  • Travis Scott
  • Maren Morris
  • Beyoncé
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Eli Young Band
  • Yella Beezy

Virginia

  • Chris Brown
  • Benny Blanco
  • SHAED

Wisconsin

  • Ava Max
Map by Abbey Collins

INTERNATIONAL

Australia

  • 5 Seconds of Summer

Canada

  • Justin Bieber
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Drake
  • Snow
  • Ali Gatie
  • Bbno$
  • NAV

Colombia

  • J Balvin

Cuba

  • Camila Cabello

Germany

  • J. Cole

Panama

  • Sech

Puerto Rico

  • Daddy Yankee
  • Jon Z
  • Bad Bunny
  • Tainy
  • Lunay
  • Pedro Capo
  • Farruko

Singapore

  • Kygo

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Nicki Minaj

United Kingdom

  • Ed Sheeran
  • Sam Smith
  • Bastille
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Ella Mai
  • 21 Savage

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Abbey Collins is a senior Communication Specialist major at Baylor University in Waco, TX. She loves live music and discovering new artists. She is graduating this fall and plans to pursue a career in media communications.

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