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2Pac named most popular artist among U.K. prison inmates

2013-01-03 07:32:22

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Tupac has been named the most popular artist among prisoners in United Kingdom jails.

According to The Mirror, 'Pac topped the National Prison Radio 2012 playlist, beating out Vybz Kartel, K Koke, Rihanna and Drake for the top position.

Rihanna is the only solo female artist to make the top 20, while Metallica placed as the highest band at No. 7. Eminem, Lil Wayne and Notorious B.I.G. also made the final cut.

NPR is broadcast to all 84,000 inmates and 4,000 of them requested songs. A host on one of the station's shows explained, "Listening to something heavy can be a healthy release from prison life."

Check the full list below.

1. Tupac
2. Vybz Kartel
3. K Koke
4. Rihanna
5. Drake
6. Akon
7. Metallica
8. Pink Floyd
9. Notorious B.I.G.
10. Gyptian
11. Jah Cure
12. Slipknot
13. UB40
14. Bob Marley
15. Lil Wayne
16. Eminem
17. Evanescence
18. Mavado
19. Devlin
20. Giggs


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