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

Find where your favorite music comes from.

Abbey Collins



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


  • Gucci Mane


  • Justin Moore


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


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


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


  • Bruno Mars


  • Polo G
  • Chance the Rapper


  • Billy Ray Cyrus


  • DJ Khaled


  • Logic


  • Lizzo
  • NF


  • Rick Ross


  • SZA
  • Eminem


  • 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


  • Dababy


  • Blake Shelton


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

South Carolina

  • Lee Brice


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


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


  • Chris Brown
  • Benny Blanco


  • Ava Max
Map by Abbey Collins



  • 5 Seconds of Summer


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


  • J Balvin


  • Camila Cabello


  • J. Cole


  • Sech

Puerto Rico

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


  • Kygo

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Nicki Minaj

United Kingdom

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

If you obsess over singers and bands, and are one of those people who make a playlist for every occasion, join CMN’s Music Journalism Course and get real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to music industry insiders, and a great place to display build your portfolio. Get all the details on the Music Journalism Course here.

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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