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01Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories20160517

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Coldplay's career, 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? What it costs to be the band's biggest fan? Or the value of advertising on Chris Martin's body?

From their first gig in Camden to their worldwide sell-out tours, Clara and Hannah speak to the people who have shaped Coldplay's journey and reveal the stats behind the band's biggest hits.

02Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories20160524

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Iggy Azalea's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how her success adds up.

03Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories20160531

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore the Weeknd's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

04Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories2016092520160927 (R1)

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Justin Bieber's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

Ever wanted to know how much it would cost to have Bieber at your birthday party? How long it took to ink his face tattoo? Or perhaps you're just wondering about how many loos he's got in his LA mansion?!

Speaking to a host of experts including celebrity real estate agent, David Parnes, and Bieber's very own tattoo artists, JonBoy and Bang Bang, Clara and Hannah delve into the numbers to find out the stats that have made Justin the star he is today.

06BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories20161002

06BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories2016100220161004 (R1)

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Stormzy's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

Ever wondered what the budget was for Stormzy's most viewed videos? Or how many fans wanted to celebrate his 23rd birthday with him? And what numbers go into performing in front of a crowd in Ibiza versus giving a lecture at Oxford University?

Connecting with experts, friends and the DJs that championed him from the beginning, we hear from SBTV's Jamal Edwards who remembers filming with Stormzy as a 17 year old and close friend Jaiden Ramgeet, who takes us to the place he directed the MOBO nominated video for Know Me From.

06Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories2016100220161004 (R1)

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Stormzy's career.

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Stormzy's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

Ever wondered what the budget was for Stormzy's most viewed videos? Or how many fans wanted to celebrate his 23rd birthday with him? And what numbers go into performing in front of a crowd in Ibiza versus giving a lecture at Oxford University?

Connecting with experts, friends and the DJs that championed him from the beginning, we hear from SBTV's Jamal Edwards who remembers filming with Stormzy as a 17 year old and close friend Jaiden Ramgeet, who takes us to the place he directed the MOBO nominated video for Know Me From.

06BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories2016100220161004 (R1)

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Stormzy's career.

07Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories20161011

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Little Mix's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how their success adds up.

Like what is The X Factor worth to the winner? How long did it take to film 'Black Magic'? And just how many false eyelashes were used on Little Mix's 'Get Weird' tour?

Speaking to experts and those who've worked closely with the band, our guests include makeup artist Adam Burrell, songwriter Maegan Cottone and the man behind the 'Black Magic' video, Director X.

07Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories20161011

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Little Mix's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how their success adds up.

Like what is The X Factor worth to the winner? How long did it take to film 'Black Magic'? And just how many false eyelashes were used on Little Mix's 'Get Weird' tour?

Speaking to experts and those who've worked closely with the band, our guests include makeup artist Adam Burrell, songwriter Maegan Cottone and the man behind the 'Black Magic' video, Director X.

07Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories20170103

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Katy Perry's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how her success adds up.

07Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Stories2017010320180117 (R1)

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Katy Perry's career.

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Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Katy Perry's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how her success adds up.

How many copies did her first album as a Christian rock artist sell? Why is she the most followed person on Twitter? And just how much money did it take for Katy to become the highest earning music star in 2015?

We speak to the number experts and those who have helped shape her career including award winning producer Glen Ballard, music executive Tim Devine and the man who first playlisted 'I Kissed a Girl' on the radio.

08Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories20170110

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore The 1975's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how their success adds up.

How many times could the band have lapped the world whilst on tour? How much would you get paid to be in one of their music videos? And just how long will a fan queue for to make sure they've got the best seat in the house?

From Mr Morley the music teacher to Tim Mattia the video director, Clara and Hannah catch up with the people behind the band's success to ask them what numbers have influenced The 1975 so far.

09Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories2017012220170131 (R1)

Clara Amfo and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry use numbers to explore Tinie Tempah's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how his success adds up.

10Bbc Radio 1 And 1xtra's Stories20170124

Clara Amfo uses numbers to find out more about Kings of Leon's career, calculating the maths behind the music to discover how their success adds up.

Like how well does 'Sex on Fire' rate with radio listeners? How much does it cost to cancel a tour? And just how unlucky was bassist Jared when a pigeon pooed in his mouth during a show in the US?

We speak to everyone from their Grammy award winning producer Jacquire King, to the number experts who give us an insight to the stats that have propelled the band to 5 number one albums here in the UK.