Spotify Releases Biggie’s Listening Data, United States Isn’t Even In The Top Five


(AllHipHop News) It may seem hard to believe, but 20 years ago today, the most popular format for consuming was the almighty, but now antiquated, compact disc.

Biggie, who was only 24-years-old when he was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, only released one official album in his lifetime.

And much has changed since B.I.G.’s debut album Ready to Die debuted on September 13, 1994.

Thanks to the emergence of streaming music platforms, a lot more data is available regarding the impact of the legendary rapper and his releases.

Reps for Spotify delivered some data to about Ready to Die and some of the rapper’s other songs’ performance on their platform.

According to Spotify, New Zealand clocks in as the country that listens to Notorious B.I.G. the most.

Australia, Canada, Ireland, Canada and the United Kingdom rounded out the top five countries.

Surprisingly, the United States landed at number seven in terms of overall listening to the revered lyricist.

But, in the United States, the East Coast listens to more of Biggie’s music than the West Coast does.

According to the data, women tend to listen to the Biggie’s song “Nasty Girl” more, while men prefer to listen to the classic thumper, “Who Shot Ya.”

Take a look at some more stats from Spotify with respect to Notorious B.I.G.’s catalogs overall performance below:

Top tracks overall (all time)

Hypnotize – Amended Version
Juicy – Soundtrack Version [Explicit]
Big Poppa – Explicit Album Version
Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) – 2014 Remastered Version
Notorious Thugs (feat. Bone Thugs N Harmony)
Nasty Girl – Featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge and Avery Storm Explicit Album Version
Gimme The Loot
Who Shot Ya
Hold Ya Head – featuring Bob Marley Amended Album Version
Ten Crack Commandments

Top countries that listen to Biggie

New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States

East Coast vs. West Coast Listening

Distinctive to East Coast

Old Thing Back (feat. Ja Rule and Ralph Tresvant)
Victory (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes)
Dead Wrong (feat. Eminem)
Gimme The Loot
Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy)
Ten Crack Commandments
Last Day (feat. The Lox)
It’s All About The Benjamins (feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The Lox) – Remix

Distinctive to West Coast

Big Poppa – 2016 Remastered
Only You-Bad Boy Remix (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
Notorious Thugs
Runnin’ (Dying To Live)
Suicidal Thoughts
Going Back To Cali
Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy)
Da B Side – Squeaky Clean

Men vs. Women Listening

Distinctive to females

Nasty Girl – feat. Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge and Avery Storm Explicit
Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Mase & Puff Daddy)
Big Poppa
One More Chance / Stay With Me – Radio Edit
Get Money – Performed by Junior M.A.F.I.A. Explicit
#!*@ You Tonight (feat. R. Kelly)
Notorious B.I.G. (feat. Lil’ Kim & Puff Daddy)

Distinctive to males

Who Shot Ya
Gimme The Loot
Dead Wrong (feat. Eminem)
Ready To Die
Machine Gun Funk
Everyday Struggle
The What
Ten Crack Commandments – 2014 Remastered Version
Kick In The Door – 2014 Remastered Version