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Who are the most popular musicians in California?

This Dec. 2, 2016 file photo shows Bruno Mars performing at the 2016 Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. Mars is one of the most popular musicians in California, according to The Upshot.
This Dec. 2, 2016 file photo shows Bruno Mars performing at the 2016 Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. Mars is one of the most popular musicians in California, according to The Upshot. Associated Press File

With the prescence of Hollywood and several hihg-profile musicians, California has long been known for being a huge influencer in pop culture.

But who are actually some of the most popular musicians in California?

As the music industry steers toward streaming numbers rather than album sales, The Upshot recently published a piece looking at the relative popularity of the 50 most-watched musicians on YouTube. The video streaming platform’s data is geocoded, which allowed the data to be formed into maps.

According to The Upshot, popular musicians in California include:

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • J. Cole
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ariana Grande
  • Selena Gomez
  • Big Sean
  • Post Malone
  • Calvin Harris
  • Katy Perry
  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd
  • Justin Bieber
  • Maroon 5

Several of the artists listed above have played or will play at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Twenty One Pilots have already performed in Sacramento.

Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott will perform in Sacramento on Sunday and The Weeknd will perform on Oct. 11, according to the Golden 1 Center website.

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