Bizarrap Music Sessions

Entry type: Single project

Country/area: Spain

Publishing organisation: Mundo Deportivo

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 2022-09-02

Language: Spanish

Authors: Senior Graphics Editor: Feran Morales
Texts: Esther Muntañola y Omar Charaf


My name is Ferran Morales and I have been working as a data visualizer at Mundo Deportivo, a century-old sports newspaper based in Barcelona, for 23 years. At the beginning, my work was mainly focused on the paper edition, but over time I have evolved towards a more digital profile. I have learned to use new technologies and have kept up to date with trends in the field of digital journalism.

Project description:

In the visualization we show you the musical journey of the Argentine artist, from his beginnings in 2018 to the present, in which his last session has been a real success with Quevedo. Under the red color, on Youtube, and green, on Spotify, we break down Bizarrap’s hits in which he already accumulates more than 7 billion plays with the sum of the two platforms. In addition, in the image provided, each small petal of each branch shows how many times Bizarrap’s name is heard in each of the sessions.

Impact reached:

Feedback from users through comments on the website and social networks has been very positive.

Techniques/technologies used:

Technically we use the Adobe suite and Google Sheets.

Context about the project:

After the success of the song produced by Bizarrap and Quevedo, we proposed to make a double page in Saturday’s leisure supplement to visualize all Bizarrap’s sessions.
The most laborious task was to capture the moment when the singer mentions Bizarrap to thank him for the collaboration, both visually and technically, so we decided to represent it graphically with small petals on a branch and we had to download and analyze all the lyrics of his songs and videos. The session with Polimá Westcoast was the one that mentioned the young DJ’s stage name the most times.

What can other journalists learn from this project?

We must not fail to address topics that may be of interest to a young audience, which is a large consumer of platforms such as Youtube and Spotify.

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