United States leads the way in the Spotify music stakes

United States leads the way in the Spotify music stakes

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The United States has had a long history of creating top musical talent and the country remains at the forefront of creativity today.

The point is hammered home by a recent Betway study, which sought to address where the biggest stars in the world were born.

The researchers scoured the globe to uncover the birthplace of the biggest stars the world has ever seen, and assessed which countries, cities and states have produced the most star names.

They looked at ten different categories including the most-streamed musicians on Spotify, to solve the puzzle about which places that have birthed the most talent.

In the digital age of downloads and music streaming sites, the study revealed that American artists dominate the airwaves.

Of the top 100 most-streamed Spotify artists of all time, 60 of them hail from the United States. New York topped the table with eight.

A Boogie With da Hoodie, Romeo Santos, Pop Spoke and Cardi B are amongst the New Yorkers who are currently making hay on Spotify.

A$AP Rocky, Lana Del Rey, Bebe Rexha and Lady Gaga complete a diverse list of Big Apple stars who are hugely popular with music fans.

London has produced a noteworthy five most-streamed artists on Spotify, although it appears blandness is the order of the day on the English music scene.

Adele, Elton John and Sam Smith are as middle of the road as they come, although the presence of 21 Savage and Dua Lipa suggests there is some hope for the future.

Atlanta takes joint third place on the list alongside Medellin, Colombia, creating a neat Americas flavoured sandwich around the English capital.

Future, Kanye West, Lil Baby and Young Thug were all born in the Georgia capital, further highlighting the strength of music towards the east of the US.

San Juan, Puerto Rico, rounds off the top five, with Daddy Yankee, Ozuna and Rauw Alejandro bringing some Caribbean flair to proceedings.

The remainder of the top 10 comprises cities that have each birthed two of the most-streamed Spotify stars, three of which are in the US.

Beyonce and Travis Scott ensure Houston makes the cut, while Marshmello and Lil Uzi Vert proudly represent Philadelphia.

Los Angeles offers up two contributions – Billie Eilish and Doja Cat – although it is worth noting that the state of California is a hotbed for music.

Tyga, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, G-Eazy, Lauv and Olivia Rodrigo were all born in the state, while the ‘California Gurls’ singer Katy Perry hails from Santa Barbara.

The top 10 most-streamed Spotify artists is completed by Paris and Toronto, giving other regions hope that they can compete with the US in the music stakes.

However, a quick look at the overall results of the survey highlights how much influence the US has on the global stage.

Of the top 10 cities on the list of the world’s most recognisable stars, four are located in the US – New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago.