These Are the Most Popular Pandora Stations in 10 Major U.S. Cities

Emily Laurence

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You may be jamming out to Drake all day while you’re chained to your desk at work, but do you ever wonder what other people are listening to? Do people in Los Angeles like the same music as people in Miami? And what about the Deep South?

To find out, we asked the music analytics team at Pandora to do a little digging to find out the most popular stations in 10 cities across the United States. The results are pretty interesting—take a look here.

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Attention, Drake: Literally every city loves you. Photo: Getty Images

New York City

The Big Apple is the birthplace of music heavyweights like Biggie, Lady Gaga, and Jay Z, to name a few. Hova didn’t make the top 10, but his wife, Beyoncé, is the city’s sixth most popular station. And despite all the gritty bars hosting indie rockers from Brooklyn on any given night, rap and hip-hop are dominating people’s stations here: Drake, Fetty Wap, and Nicki Minaj claimed the top three spots. See the full list below:

  1. Drake
  2. Fetty Wap
  3. Nicki Minaj
  4. Chris Brown
  5. The Weeknd
  6. Beyoncé
  7. Romeo Santos
  8. Taylor Swift
  9. Sam Smith
  10. Rihanna
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Future may not look excited, but he loves you, too, Atlanta. Photo: Getty Images

Atlanta

The ATL is a rap mecca, so it’s no surprise that artists such as Chris Brown, Future, and Young Thug made the top 10. All the top stations in this city are a rap or R&B artist with the exception of maybe The Weeknd, which is often considered hipster R&B. One thing’s for sure: If you want to get your twerk on, Hotlanta’s your city.

  1. Drake
  2. Rich Homie Quan
  3. Future
  4. Fetty Wap
  5. Young Thug
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. Beyoncé
  8. Chris Brown
  9. The Weeknd
  10. Trey Songz
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Bruno Mars hasn’t released a new album in three years, but Austinites still have him on repeat. Photo: Getty Images

Austin

As the host of SXSW and Austin City Limits, Austin has a rep for housing the cool crowd and knowing which artists are going to dominate the music scene before they actually do. But most of these Texans keep it mainstream in terms of what they listen to on Pandora. Like all the other cities on this list, Austin loves Drake and The Weeknd, but its residents also have a soft spot for Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars. And, as a nod to the large Spanish-speaking population, Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga also makes the list.

  1. Drake
  2. The Weeknd
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Kevin Gates
  5. Fetty Wap
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. Romeo Santos
  8. Bruno Mars
  9. Ed Sheeran
  10. Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga
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Everyone loves The Weeknd, but especially people in L.A. Photo: Getty Images

Los Angeles

OK, we can safely assume that basically every Pandora user in America has a Drake station because he dominates this list too. But, interestingly, L.A. dwellers are more into J. Cole, YG, and Romeo Santos than those in other cities. And unlike New Yorkers, Angelenos have no love for Beyoncé.

  1. Drake
  2. The Weeknd
  3. Romeo Santos
  4. Fetty Wap
  5. Taylor Swift
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. J. Cole
  8. YG
  9. Bruno Mars
  10. Chris Brown
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Bilingual singers like Romeo Santos dominate Miami. Photo: Getty Images

Miami

Miami is one of the biggest party cities in the country, and judging from its list, the people who live there are ready to party even when they’re stuck at work. Given the number Spanish speakers there, it’s no surprise that Marc Anthony, Gente de Zona, and, coming in at number one, Romeo Santos top the list. Sorry, Enrique Iglesias, they just aren’t into you.

  1. Romeo Santos
  2. Drake
  3. Nicky Jam
  4. Marc Anthony
  5. The Weeknd
  6. Fetty Wap
  7. Nicki Minaj
  8. Gente de Zona
  9. Beyoncé
  10. J Balvin
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Straight-up country? Nah. Nashville residents prefer Kevin Gates. Photo: Getty Images

Nashville

If you thought Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban would top Nashville’s most popular Pandora stations, think again. Hip-hop artist Kevin Gates (who is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by the way) lands the top spot. In fact, no country singers are on the list at all—not even Taylor Swift, who used to be a little bit country (and Nashville’s pride and joy) not too many years ago.

  1. Kevin Gates
  2. Fetty Wap
  3. Drake
  4. Nicki Minaj
  5. Rich Homie Quan
  6. Chris Brown
  7. Beyoncé
  8. The Weeknd
  9. Future
  10. Lil Boosie
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The 617 loves “679” and Fetty Wap. Photo: Getty Images

Boston

People from Boston may come off a bit tough, but thanks to this data, we know they’re totally jamming to Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith in their cars. No hometown pride for Pixies, James Taylor, or Guster? Come on, guys.

  1. Fetty Wap
  2. Drake
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. The Weeknd
  5. Nicki Minaj
  6. Chris Brown
  7. Beyoncé
  8. Sam Smith
  9. Romeo Santos
  10. Ed Sheeran
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Dej Loaf’s hometown loves her back. Photo: Getty Images

Detroit

The hometown of Eminem and The White Stripes favors rap by far. That’s pretty much all most people there listen to on Pandora. Rich Homie Quan, Dej Loaf, and Future are three artists who are especially popular in Detroit over other places in the United States. Dej Loaf is actually from Detroit; city’s got your back, girl.

  1. Drake
  2. Chris Brown
  3. Fetty Wap
  4. Trey Songz
  5. Nicki Minaj
  6. Beyoncé
  7. Future
  8. Dej Loaf
  9. The Weeknd
  10. Rich Homie Quan
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Stop acting so cool, Seattle. We know you’re blasting Taylor Swift through those Beats. Photo: Getty Images

Seattle

Of all the cities on this list, Seattle is by far the most pop-heavy. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, and Katy Perry are all favored here. And despite the city’s rep as Kurt Cobain’s domain, there is not one alternative or rock band on the list.

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. The Weeknd
  3. Drake
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. Sam Smith
  6. Bruno Mars
  7. Fetty Wap
  8. Maroon 5
  9. Beyoncé
  10. Katy Perry
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Every Jackson party includes a little Rich Homie Quan. Photo: Getty Images

Jackson

Mississippi is actually a little ahead of the curve when it comes to the rap game. (Take that, Atlanta.) Here, people aren’t just listening to what’s popular everywhere else (Drake, cough, cough): They’re switching things up with a little K. Michelle, Migos, and Lil Boosie.

  1. Kevin Gates
  2. Rich Homie Quan
  3. Fetty Wap
  4. Lil Boosie
  5. Migos
  6. Drake
  7. Nicki Minaj
  8. Future
  9. Beyoncé
  10. K. Michelle
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