YouTube has become a dominant force in the music industry in the last few years. With the help of YouTube’s geocoded streaming data, New York Times set out to map the contours of music fandom and culture in the United States.
Eminem has remained popular with several hits in recent years, including “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, which reached #1 on the Billboard top 100 in 2013. His fan base is strongest in whiter and more rural places: West Virginia; southern Ohio; eastern Kentucky; deep north Maine; the Ozarks in Missouri; across the Great Plains. And, of course, Eminem is popular in his hometown, Detroit. Check the map below:
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