Hip-hop and rap artists dominate Spring Fest survey results

Megan Thee Stallion, Post Malone, Young Thug among students’ top choices, comedy series results show Kevin Hart as top choice

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Students picked rapper Megan Thee Stallion and comedian Kevin Hart as their top choices in a Student Association spring entertainment survey this year. Stallion is the #1 pick amongst student choices in the SA Spring Fest poll and Hart is the #1 pick in the SA Comedy Series poll.

This is the second year in a row where SA’s student poll reinforced hip-hop and rap as the student body’s preferred genres for Spring Fest performers.

Not only did the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper lead the vote count for Spring Fest, but Megan Thee Stallion earned an overwhelming 222 votes. This more than triples last year’s highest vote-getter, rapper and auto-crooner Post Malone, who came in third this year with 83 votes.

Tory Lanez followed Megan Thee Stallion with 91 votes.

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Tory Lanez came in second with 91 votes.

 

Young Thug followed Post Malone in fourth place with 76 votes, and a tie between rappers Playboi Carti and the late Juice WRLD rounded out the survey’s top five, lamenting hip-hop’s dominance. 

Pop artists garnered the second most votes in the survey, followed by alternative, rock, Afrobeat and Latinx artists. Jazz received the fewest votes.

Eight students voted for Indie rock/pop artist Rex Orange County, whose most recent album “Pony” reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in Nov. 2019. These eight votes were the most received by any rock artist in the survey. 

 SA is currently “in talks” with artists who ranked high on the student survey, according to SA Entertainment Coordinator Marc Rosenblitt. SA is unable to disclose who these specific artists are until they sign contracts. 

Rosenblitt said SA is “a few weeks away” from releasing any additional information about Spring Fest’s performers. 

 Hart earned 239 votes and was the most-voted-for comedian in students’ first, second and third options. Other popular choices included Dave Chappelle (106 votes), John Mulaney (73 votes) and Gabriel Iglesias (58 votes).

 SA has not yet announced when or where Spring Fest will take place.

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