If you’ve ever wondered which of your favorite bands are popular in other parts of the world, Liberty game compiled a set of data that reveals which classic rock artists are the most popular in each country.
Liberty Games looked at YouTube play counts in all countries over the past 12 months to determine which artist was listened to the most from a variety of genres. Based on the results, Queen is the most listened to classic rock artist in the world, having entered at No. 1 in 63 different countries, including Mexico and the UK among others, with a total of 1.86 billion listeners in total over the last year.
Guns ‘n’ Roses was the second most listened to classic rock artist in the world. Although they didn’t hit No. 1 in nearly as many countries as Queen, they were quite popular in South America, amassing a total of 1.33 billion listeners. AC/DC entered at No. 3, also with 1.33 billion streams, and was the top classic rock artist in the US and Canada.
Bon Jovi, Metallica, Nirvana, The Beatles, The rolling stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Pink Floyd were the other top seven names included in the global results for most listeners respectively. Trip, Def Leppard, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, Chicago, David Bowie and The eagles also gained the most listeners in a few countries.
See an illustration of the results below to see where each artist gained the most listeners.
As far as the most listened to artists in the world of all genres, rock didn’t make the cut. Alka Yagnik was the No. 1 artist, with a total of 14.8 billion listeners, and Bad Bunny, BTS and Blackpink were some of the other names also included in the Top 10.
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