Music by Numbers

BBC Radio 1


Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use 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 miles did Iggy Azalea have to travel when she left Australia to work in the US? And how many years did it take The Weeknd to grow out his infamous locks?

Across a 10 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.