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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_popular_music

Distinctive styles of American popular music emerged early in the 19th century, and in the 20th century the American music industry developed a series of new forms of music, using elements of blues and other genres of American folk music. These popular styles included country, R&B, jazz and rock. The 1960s and 1970s  ...

www.businessinsider.com/hip-hop-passes-rock-as-the-most-popular-genre-in-the-us-2017-7

Jul 18, 2017 ... The Nielsen numbers are in, and hip-hop and R&B now make up just over a quarter of America's music consumption, surpassing rock music as the most popular...

www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2017/07/17/hip-hoprb-has-now-become-the-dominant-genre-in-the-u-s-for-the-first-time

Jul 17, 2017 ... Rock used to be America's favorite genre of music, but that is no longer the case. ... unsurprising stats, including the fact that streaming is still exploding, Ed Sheeran's “Shape Of You” is the most popular track and Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. is the album that the American public simply can't get enough of.

hiphopwired.com/547984/hip-hop-is-now-the-most-popular-music-genre-in-america

Jul 20, 2017 ... Bill O'Reilly, Gene Simmons, Geraldo Rivera and every other Rap naysayer are all dying a little on the inside. According to a recent Neilsen report, Hip-Hop is the most popular music genre in the country. The midyear report, which groups Rap and R&B together, details that Hip-Hop accounted for 25.1% of ...

www.vibe.com/2017/07/hip-hop-popular-genre-nielsen-music

Jul 18, 2017 ... According to Nielsen Music's mid-year report, hip-hop is the most popular genre in the music industry for the first time in U.S. history. READ: 'DAMN.' Proves Kendrick ... Hip-hop and R&B reportedly make up 25.1 percent of the music consumed in the United States. That number may seem fairly low, but ...

www.nydailynews.com/life-style/hip-hop-dethrones-rock-most-consumed-music-genre-u-s-article-1.3336085

Jul 18, 2017 ... For the first time, hip-hop is the most-consumed music genre in the U.S.. ( EnolaBrain/Getty Images/iStockphoto). Analysts at Forbes magazine believe the increasing popularity of R&B/hip hop is due to its influence on streaming services . The genre is as popular as rock and pop combined on Spotify and ...

www.statista.com/statistics/188910/us-music-album-sales-by-genre-2010

The statistic presents data on music album sales in the United States from 2008 to 2014, broken down by genre. In 2014, 6.26 million Latin music albums were sold in the U.S. The most popular genre of the year was rock with 85.25 million albums sold. Country music was still very popular in the United States: in 2014, 30.46 ...

www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/04/07/most-popular-music-genres-america

Apr 7, 2016 ... US, 2015. Source: Nielsen Music. Breakdown of Musical Genres, 2015. Interestingly, Rock tops the list by a wide margin, though Rap/Hip-Hop isn't far behind. Interestingly, Spotify counted Rap/Hip-Hop as its most the popular of its music genres in 2015, though Spotify users may represent a younger subset ...

uproxx.com/realtalk/hip-hop-surpasses-rock-popularity-in-america

Jul 18, 2017 ... Rock music has a good run there for several decades as the most popular form of music consumed by the American listening audience, but times have changed, and it's place at the top of the food chain has passed. According to a new report put out by Nielsen, the company charged with tracking the ...