Music By Numbers

BBC Radio 1 And 1Xtra

2016 – 2018

Clara Amfo uses numbers to explore some of the world’s biggest artists, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how their success adds up.

Ever wondered how much Coldplay’s Super Bowl 50 headline set was really worth? How many times Rihanna sang the word ‘work’ on her world tour? And how many years did it take The Weeknd to grow out his infamous locks?

Across 19 programmes, and accompanied by infographics for social sharing, Music By Numbers uses huge hits and insightful stats to tell the stories of core Radio 1 and 1Xtra artists.