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Who’s Rocking, Who’s Rapping And Who Has The Blues? Introducing Amazon’s First Cities That Rock List

Stocks in this article: AMZN

(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today unveiled its inaugural “Cities that Rock” list – a per capita assessment of Amazon MP3, CD and vinyl record sales in the top 100 most heavily populated cities. Based on Amazon music sales data, the 20 cities that purchased the most music are:

1. Miami, Fla.   11. Cambridge, Mass.
2. Pittsburgh, Penn. 12. Columbia, S.C.
3. Orlando, Fla. 13. Knoxville, Tenn.
4. Salt Lake City, Utah 14. Dayton, Ohio
5. St. Louis, Mo. 15. Rochester, N.Y.
6. Cincinnati, Ohio 16. Berkley, Calif.
7. Seattle, Wash. 17. Vancouver, Wash.
8. Ann Arbor, Mich. 18. Alexandria, Va.
9. Richmond, Va. 19. Portland, Ore.
10. Atlanta, Ga. 20. Bellevue, Wash.

Cities that Rock also includes a breakdown of Amazon music sales by genre. Highlights from those findings include:

  • Miami, Fla., a city officially nicknamed the Capital of Latin America, unsurprisingly took the top spot in the Latin music category. Miami-based customers also purchased more Dance, Heavy Metal and Children’s music than any other city
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame might be in Cleveland, but Amazon sales data suggests that the Rock capital is Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Hometown to both the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, Orlando, Fla. topped the list for pop music purchases
  • The most Country-loving city is the Tennessee River town of Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Hometown to artists like Alexis Jordan and Angie Stone, Columbia, SC topped not one, but three genre lists, including R&B, Rap and Christian
  • While known more for its political activism than its musical tastes, Berkley, Calif. sees more Jazz album purchases than any other city on the list
  • Cambridge, Mass. is the top city for Classical music purchases
  • Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, Wash. took the number one spot for Indie music albums

“The results of our U.S. Cities that Rock list showcase the diverse tastes of our customers and reaffirm why it’s important to provide our millions of customers with access to the wide variety of artists and genres they want to listen to,” said Steve Boom, VP of digital music for Amazon.

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