The Most Popular Streaming Artist During the Pandemic Is. . . .

Not Billie Eilish because that would make too much sense. No, it’s Pearl Jam. Seriously. I assume it’s because every time you suffer through Jeremy you’re reminded that life could always be worse because that could be the only song in the world.

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Here’s the Top 20:

1.  Pearl Jam

2.  Metallica

3.  Billie Eilish

4.  Snow Patrol

5.  Tedeschi Trucks Band

6.  Elton John

7.  Bruce Springsteen

8.  Dave Matthews Band

9.  Radiohead

10.  Coldplay

11.  The Lumineers

12.  The Rolling Stones

13.  Taylor Swift

14.  Five Finger Death Punch

15.  Dropkick Murphys

16.  Death Cab for Cutie

17.  Lady Gaga

18.  Jason Mraz

19.  Zac Brown Band

20.  Third Eye Blind

This was based on the service BandsInTown, who looked over data on “fan RSVPs to livestreams and archival concert performances” to determine which music acts’ concerts have been streamed the most since the quarantine began last March.

They also found 85% of artists plan to make streaming a “permanent part of their performing plans” going forward so I guess I’m the only one who thinks the livestreams are weird and sad.