Know Thy Neighbor: Identifying Pusha T's Artist Neighbors

Know thy neighbor, you may have been told, and to that us music data nerds would say, know thy artist neighbor...we’ll do so with rapper Pusha T through Chartmetric’s Neighboring Artists feature.....chartmetric.com @chartmetric #chartmetric #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicnews #datascience #pushat #sociopath


  • Highlights  
    • Know thy neighbor, you may have been told, and to that us music data nerds would say, know thy artist neighbor...we’ll do so with rapper Pusha T through Chartmetric’s Neighboring Artists feature.
  • Mission   
    • Good morning, it’s Jason here at Chartmetric with your 3-minute Data Dump where we upload charts, artists and playlists into your brain so you can stay up on the latest in the music data world.
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  • Date
    • This is your Data Dump for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.
  • New Kids on the Block: Identifying Pusha T's Artist Neighbors
    • Virginia Beach veteran rapper Pusha T, dropped a new song, “Sociopath,” on Monday.
      • The Kanye West-produced track featuring Kash Doll was leaked early, but Complex Magazine’s "Best Rapper Alive" of 2018 is still keeping it moving.
    • As of yesterday, Pusha T’s Chartmetric rank was at 729th out of the 1.7M artists we track globally.
      • He has 8.2M SoundCloud followers, 140M total YouTube channel views and a Spotify Monthly Listener count at 3.8M.
    • Now, if we break out Pusha T’s Artist Neighbors by his Chartmetric rank alone...
      • To the north, we’ve got 
        • Singer-songwriter god Sara Bareilles ranked 728th, and Irish indie band Two Door Cinema Club in 725th place.
      • To the south of Push, there’s 
        • American pop rockers Cage the Elephant ranked 731st and Australian rockers The Vines in 732nd place.
    • Would Push ever do a cross-genre track with these acts who are at similar popularity levels in the digital world? 
      • It wouldn’t be his first: his guest verse on Justin Timberlake’s 2002 solo album debut “Like I Love You” or 2017 guest on Linkin Park’s “Good Goodbye” with grime rapper Stormzy have both accumulated tens of millions of spins on Spotify alone.
    • But if we filter by genre cluster-which through Chartmetric’s data science magic we find to be rap, trap music, pop, pop rap, southern hip hop-Pusha T’s Artist Neighbors now turn into:
      • Brooklyn’s Desiigner at 623rd place and Atlanta’s Playboi Carti at 591st place above Push.
      • And below, is Toronto’s PARTYNEXTDOOR at 859 and Diddy himself at 889.
      • So if Push were looking for a more similar sound in vein to plan a tour with or collab with, he could easily generate some creative ideas this way.
    • Our data science skills are growing strong with the Force back at Chartmetric HQ, so be sure to keep an eye out for more super-cool and hopefully super-useful features to come.
Outro
  • That’s it for your Daily Data Dump for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. This is Jason from Chartmetric.
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