I was curious to know which artists feature most prominently in the Hottest 100. So, I scraped the poll results for each year from Wikipedia, and used KNIME to aggregate entries for each artist. I then ranked artists by number of entries, followed by median entry position. This allowed me to come up with the "Hottest 100 Artists for 1993 – 2014".
I created an interactive chart using d3.js to visualize the Hottest 100 Artists. An interactive version of the chart is available here (you'll need a modern browser) and a screenshot shown below.
|Hottest 100 Artists for 1993 – 2014. Interactive version here.|
The chart is a scatter plot with a circle glyph for each Hottest 100 track by a popular artist. The position of a glyph is determined by its artist and the year it polled. Its colour denotes the track's rank in the poll (red=1; yellow=50; white=100). You can mouse-over a track to see more information about it, or mouse-over an artist/year label to highlight tracks for that artist/year.
We can see that Powderfinger currently tops the poll with 22 entries (median position 21.5; 1996 – 2009) followed by Foo Fighters (17 entries; median 37; 1995 – 2015). Lana Del Ray takes out the 100th position with five entries (median 32; 2011 – 2013).
I'll update and improve the chart in future years. Meanwhile, if you've any corrections or constructive criticism then please leave a comment. The source-code and data are available here.
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