GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Statistics About The Most Popular Music Genre In America

The most popular music genre in America is hip hop/rap, with the highest number of streams and sales in recent years.

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"Pop Music is currently the most consumed genre among Americans with its consumption increasing by 3% in 2020."

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"Hip Hop and R&B accounted for 30 percent of music consumption in the US in 2020."

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"In 2020, Hip Hop/R&B was the primary genre of 21.7% of songs streamed in the U.S."

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"Pop music was leading music genre for albums sold in 2020 with 40% of sales."

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"Rock is the second most popular genre in the US and accounted for 25.1 percent of total music consumption in 2014."

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"Country music is the third most popular genre and made up 8.7 percent of total music album consumption in the United States in 2018."

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"Latin music’s popularity increased by 18.6% in 2018 due to the power of music streaming services."

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"Indie Rock represented just 2.2 percent of total music consumption in the United States in 2020."

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"In 2019, Oldies made up 2.4% of music consumption in the U.S."

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"Gospel music represented 3.2 percent of total music consumption in the United States in 2017."

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"In 2020, Dance music represented about 3% of all album sales in the U.S."

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"In 2020, the market share of jazz music was around 1.1% in the U.S."

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"Children’s music represented 0.4 percent of total music consumption in the United States in 2015."

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"Blues music represented about 0.7% of album sales in the U.S. in 2020."

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"In 2020, Classical music made up around 1.3% of all album sales in the U.S."

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"Pop is the most popular genre among the 18-34 age group in the U.S."

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"Rap and Hip-hop were the most popular among Americans teenagers in 2018."

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"Rock music is the leading genre for the 35-54 age group in the U.S."

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"In 2019, 68 percent of country music listeners in the United States were between 18 and 54 years old."

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"32 percent of American music listeners aged 65 and older listened to blues music in 2018."

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