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Forbes Magazine has just reported that Hip-Hop/R&B is the most popular genre. While people have always listened to Hip-Hop, this is the first time in history that the genre is the leading above all others. Forbes released the information from Nielsen Music’s mid-year report.
The Forbes article mentions, “While it is no longer surprising to state that streaming, in general, is altering the music business, certain kinds of music now have power like never before because of this new model.” As the report goes on to say, “Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is the album that the American public simply can’t get enough of…For the first time since Nielsen started measuring music consumption in the United States, rock is no longer the top genre in terms of overall consumption. Instead, the combined genre of R&B and hip-hop has taken the crown…”
It’s about time…Like Biggie said, “They never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far…”