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We’re number four! Statistical analysis confirms that Toronto artists had more top hits in 2011 than Halifax

We’re number four! Statistical analysis confirms that Toronto artists had more top hits in 2011 than Halifax

Now that Moneyball has made statistical analysis cool, would-be statisticians are looking beyond baseball. According to Atlantic editor and Toronto resident Richard Florida, a doctoral student in urban planning at U.C.L.A. assigned a “base of operations” (place of residence, in layman’s terms) to the artists on Pitchfork’s list of the top 100 tracks of 2011 and then counted up the number of hits that each city produced. New York, predictably, wins by a mile, but there’s good news for Toronto: we are number four, with seven top hits. Common may be surprised (and upset) to know that Drake was responsible for one of them. Read the entire story [The Atlantic] »

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