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8/28/14-America's fave artists?!

todayAugust 28, 2014

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BeatlesHarris Interactive have released their annual poll of American’s favorite musical artists and it has changed a lot since 2013. The Beatles continue to lead the poll with Elvis Presley in second, showing the lasting popularity and influence of these two iconic artists. Led Zeppelin hit the list for the first time in fourth.
Overall, six of the top ten were not on the 2013 list showing the changing musical taste of Americans along with the effects of new releases/tours, social media and publicity, in general.
The top ten, including a four-way tie at number 7:
01. Beatles
02. Elvis Presley
03. Beyonce
04. Led Zeppelin
05. George Strait
06. Bruno Mars
07. Neil Diamond
07. Eagles
07. Garth Brooks
07. Celine Dion
Dropping off the list are Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, U2, Lady Gaga and Frank Sinatra.
Men chose the Beatles as their favorite while women chose Beyonce. Regionally, the majority of the country selected the Beatles while the midwest went with Bruno Mars.
Over generations, there is also a major difference in favorites. The oldest group (Matures) chose Willie Nelson while Baby Boomers said the Beatles, Gen Xers went with Metallica and Millennials like Beyonce.

Written by: Barry Scott

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