what is the most popular genre of music in America today in terms of people listening to that genre?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Rap/Hip-Hop may appear to be the most prevalent because of trends among youth and media attention, but it's not, by far.
The RIAA (The Recording Industry Association of America, the entity that certifies recording sales as gold, platinum and diamond) shows that Rock music is still the # 1 music genre in America. Even if you combine R&B/Urban with Rap/Hip-Hop, Rock music would still be the top genre.
The top genres in 2007 by percentage of sales:
1) Rock 34%
2) R&B/Urban 11.8%
3) Country 11.5%
4) Rap/Hip-Hop 10.8%
5) Pop 10.7%
6) Religious 3.9%
7) Classical 2.3%
8) Jazz 2.6%
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- 1 decade ago
Over the past decade, the Billboard Hot 100 has increasingly been featuring songs of this genre. In the mid 90's most of the songs were rock and R&B, but over the years, more and more Hip Hop is being played. Last year, nearly half of all songs on the Hot 100 were Hip Hop. The number increases each year.
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- Letsgo2thestarsLv 71 decade ago
I'm thinking rap.