Here’s How Your State And Territory Voted In This Year’s Hottest 100
Only one state didn't think Kendrick Lamar deserved #1.
Last Saturday, Kendrick Lamar’s incendiary hit ‘HUMBLE.’ was crowned the winner of triple j’s Hottest 100.
It was a historic win for a number of reasons. Firstly and most importantly, Lamar became the first person of colour to top the countdown, and only the second hip-hop artist to do so (following Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in 2012… eugh).
The 2017 poll was also the biggest Hottest 100 in history, raking in over 2.3 million votes. Not bad considering the amount of neckbeards that threatened to boycott over triple j’s decision to move the date away from January 26.
Over the past week triple j have been in the process of pulling out a bunch of different statistics from the countdown, and today they’ve released a state-by-state analysis of the votes. They’ve broken it down into the Top 20s according to each state and territory — and yep, there are a few interesting results in here.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘HUMBLE.’ was the #1 track in every state and territory bar one: the Northern Territory. In the NT, it was Arnhem Land rapper Baker Boy that took out the top spot with his excellent track ‘Marryuna (feat. Yirrmal)’.
The rest of the Top 20s were pretty similar across each state and territory, but there was a fair bit of variation in terms of specific placing.
Triple j also revealed the Top 20 songs according to international votes — and that’s where the biggest difference lies. For instance, Melbourne musician Tash Sultana failed to crack the Top 20 in the final countdown, but in the international Top 20 she took out the first three spots.
Check out both the state-by-state and international breakdowns below.