Miami Tops Amazon’s List of Top Music-Buying Cities in America

Amazon, known for its various lists charting the most well-read cities and such, has a new list comprised using its massive sales data – “Cities That Rock.”

The company is charting the American cities with the most music sales per capita – this includes MP3, CD, and vinyl. Only the top 100 most-populous cities in the country were in consideration for the list.

You winner was Miami, Florida, who not only purchased for Latin music than anyone else in the country, but also more dance, metal, and kid’s music too. Without further ado, here’s the top 20 list:

  1. Miami, Fla.
  2. Pittsburgh, Penn.
  3. Orlando, Fla.
  4. Salt Lake City, Utah
  5. St. Louis, Mo.
  6. Cincinnati, Ohio
  7. Seattle, Wash.
  8. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  9. Richmond, Va.
  10. Atlanta, Ga.
  11. Cambridge, Mass.
  12. Columbia, S.C.
  13. Knoxville, Tenn.
  14. Dayton, Ohio
  15. Rochester, N.Y.
  16. Berkley, Calif.
  17. Vancouver, Wash.
  18. Alexandria, Va.
  19. Portland, Ore.
  20. Bellvue, Wash.

Other tidbits from Amazon? Well, Pittsburgh is actually rock city and Orlando is the pop music capital of the country. That’s not surprising, considering it’s the birthplace of both The Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. A Tennessee took the crown in country music purchases – but it wasn’t Nashville, it was Knoxville.

Seattle is the most indie-loving town in the country – go figure.

“We’re excited to hear that Miami is #1 on the first-ever Cities that Rock list from Amazon. The beauty of Miami is our residents and visitors include a wonderful combination of people with very different backgrounds and experiences. If you can’t find music you like in Miami, you can’t find it,” said Mayor Tomas P. Regalado.

Miami actually came in third in Amazon’s recent most well-read cities list.

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