• Clevelandish Team

16 Clevelanders Spotify Can't Get Enough Of

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

Since the 1950s when disk jockey Alan Freed coined the term "rock and roll" on Cleveland's WJW AM station, our city has played an outsized role in American music. Today, nearly 70 years later, the Land is still shaping the industry. Though we are far from the days of Freed and AM radio, here are the Clevelanders topping the modern-day airwaves on Spotify:

1. Kid Cudi

-Hometown: Shaker Heights

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 20,058,030

-Latest release: The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady (July 10, 2020)

-Top hits: Pursuit of Happiness, THE SCOTTS, Day 'N' Night


2. Machine Gun Kelly

-Hometown: Shaker Heights

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 15,234,571

-Latest release: my ex's best friend (August 7, 2020)

-Top hits: Bad Things, Home, I Think I'm OKAY


3. Tracy Chapman

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 7,256,120

-Latest release: Our Bright Future (2008)

-Top hits: Fast Car, Give Me One Reason, Baby Can I Hold You


4. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 2,919,129

-Latest release: The Collection Volume One (April 24, 2020)

-Top hits: Tha Crossroads, 1st of Tha Month, Thuggish Ruggish Bone


5. Nine Inch Nails

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 2,743,065

-Latest release: Ghosts V: Together (March 27, 2020)

-Top hits: Closer, The Hand That Feeds, Head Like A Hole


6. Filter

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 1,281,865

-Latest release: Thoughts and Prayers (June 18, 2020)

-Top hits: Take a Picture, Hey Man Nice Shot, (Can't You) Trip Like I Do


7. Jim Brickman

-Hometown: Shaker Heights

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 862,345

-Latest release: Jim Brickman's American Songbook Collection: The Music of George Gershwin (August 21, 2020)

-Top hits: Valentine, Destiny, Never Alone


8. Cleveland Orchestra

-Hometown: University Circle

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 823,655

-Latest release: Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major "The Great": II. Andante con moto (August 17, 2020)

-Top hits: Will Your Be There (ft. Michael Jackson), Romeo and Juliet, Piano Concerto in G Major


9. Tropidelic

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 412,603

-Latest release: New World (June 26, 2020)

-Top hits: Alcoholic, Cali, Snowman


10. Mushroomhead

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 407,271

-Latest release: A Wonderful Life (June 19, 2020)

-Top hits: Sun Doesn't Rise, Qwerty, Solitaire / Unraveling


11. Chip Tha Ripper

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 374,732

-Latest release: Interior Crocodile Alligator (April 29, 2020)

-Top hits: Feel Good, Interior Crocodile Alligator, BoomShakalaka


12. Joe Lovano

-Hometown: Euclid

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 351,681

-Latest release: Arctic Riff (June 26, 2020)

-Top hits: Emperor Jones, Seeds of Change, Stella By Starlight


13. Slagle

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 187,655

-Latest release: Tangerine (August 15, 2020)

-Top hits: Nightmares, Love, Fine


14. Cloud Nothings

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 149,722

-Latest release: Last Building Burning (2018)

-Top hits: I'm Not Part of Me, Stay Useless, Hey Cool Kid


15. The Lighthouse and the Whaler

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 148,824

-Latest release: California Sun (August 14, 2020)

-Top hits: Venice, I Want to Feel Alive, Pioneers


16. Earl St. Clair

-Hometown: Cleveland

-Monthly listeners (Spotify): 143,090

-Latest release: Sober (May 29, 2020)

-Top hits: Feeling Alive, Three Story Home, Water


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