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The Most Popular Music Genres

Music plays a significant role in most people’s lives. It helps in expressing emotions and telling stories. Songs are enjoyed and listened to in all situations in life-when sad, happy, while mourning, making merry, or even travelling, you will always find some music being played. But, have you ever asked yourself what kind of music is famous to most people? The following are the most popular music genres.


Commonly known as rap, this music genre is prevalent in all corners of the world. The genre was created in the 1970s by African-Americans and Latino-Americans in the Bronx precinct, New York City. Hip hop music usually involves rapping with a musical and a rhyming discourse being recited.


It’s a type of electronic dance music that was started in Detroit, Michigan in the late 1980s. The mostly-instrumental music-style is usually created to be used in a DJ’s straight-set.


Rhythm and Blues is a genre that was and still is famous to the African-American people that was started in the 1940s. The genre is vitally shaping the culture today by combining pop, hip-hop and soul music, and the outcome is very distinct and one of a kind.


House is electronic dance music but with a little twist to it. The genre was created in the mid-1980s by music producers in Chicago. Today the genre produces some of the greatest hits and spotlights the best artists around the world.

Latin Music

This term is used to describe Spanish and Portuguese music. The music gained popularity from some notable artists in the 1940s and the 1950s namely Xavier Cugat and Tito Puente. They brought Latin music to the world.


Country music has been on the airwaves for almost a century. The genre originated from Southern America with inspiration from American blues and folk music. It’s a blend of different dance tunes and ballads that use string instruments.