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HIP-HOP IS NOW THE MOST POPULAR MUSIC GENRE IN THE UNITED STATES, ACCORDING TO FORBES MAGAZINE!

By Kevin Goddard 

 

Move over rock, hip-hop is now the most popular genre in all of music.

It’s a good day to be a hip-hop fan. According to Forbes, hip-hop has just surpassed rock as the most popular genre in all of music for the very first time ever here in the U.S.

Ed Shereen's Shape of You a big hit

Ed Shereen’s Shape of You a big hit

Nielsen Music recently released its annual mid-year report, which takes a look at how the music industry is doing halfway through the year and lists which songs and albums are performing the best. To no surprise, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” & Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN reign supreme when it comes to the most popular song & album this year, but the biggest piece of information taken from the results is that the genre of “rock” is now second to hip-hop. That’s right, the combined genre of R&B and hip-hop have taken the crown as the most listened to genre, and while the two styles are fairly close to one another when it comes to percentages, hip-hop has pulled ahead, and it will presumably continue to do so in the coming months and years.

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

According to the report, R&B and hip-hop are now responsible for 25.1% of all music consumption in the U.S., while rock claims 23%.

 

 

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