Pop Viz: The Grammys
This is the first in a new series I’m doing called Pop Viz, where I’ll explore data related to pop culture. This first visualization is the first one I made after starting my new position at Tableau. I looked up some last.fm data for Grammy nominees.
Some of my favorite highlights from the dashboard:
- Best Dance Single nominee Al Walser appeared out of nowhere, receiving the nomination after heavily courting the voters. If you look at Al Walser’s weekly listener trends, he shoots way up after the nominations were announced in December, presumably because no one had heard of him before then.
- Way more people listen to Michael Buble in the Christmas time. Coincidentally, he’s nominated for his album entitled “Christmas”
- I calculated the amount of scrobbles per listener for each artist. Artists with lower scrobbles per listener tend to be nominated for song categories, while those with more scrobbles per listener are more likely to be nominated for albums.