The Grammy Awards are Sunday (8 p.m. on CBS) and you can look forward to performances by Chris Martin, AC/DC, and Pharrell Williams as well as see if Kanye West and U2 take home an award. Yet, most of the reports leading up to this big music event seems to be data-driven—we blame you Nate Silver for starting this trend—filling our brains with facts and figures. We thought we should share some of the most interesting stories with you.
If you have ever wanted to know the length of the red carpet, the total number of nominees up for an award, and if the Latin Grammy’s Twitter account attracts more fans than the English language version, this story is for you. While we won’t give away the answers we will say that we were sad to learn that both Snoop Dogg and Brian McKnight have been nominated for a Grammy 16 times and have never won!
If you are a fan of alternative/indie music we have some bad news for you. Its hey-day has long past—in fact it began its descent in 2002 thanks to Nickelback. Right now, country music is outshining every music genre, a resurgence that began in the mid-1990s and, despite a few hiccups, has only increased in popularity. Pop and R&B are also currently popular. How do we know this? Voactiv tracked Billboard Hot 100 songs dating back to 1965 in an attempt to “measure the public appetite for various genres through the years.”
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When The Recording Academy revealed its nominees on Twitter, it provided a unique opportunity to see the type of music that is popular around the world. According to Time magazine: “In addition to identifying the most-tweeted about nominees in some of the major categories, Twitter has also looked at which music genres were the most-talked about, and where they’re talked about.” Using that information, an interactive map was produced that dissects music preferences around the world, even down to your neighborhood. It’s interesting, if a little unsettling (we’ll have to remember to remove the geotagging feature from our cell phones) but definitely worth a look.
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