According to hotnewhiphop.com and Forbes, hip hop has now surpassed rock as the most popular genre in all of music in the U.S. for the first time.
“Nielsen Music recently released its mid-year report. The report takes a look at how he music industry is doing halfway through the year. Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” & Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN is still siting on top when it comes to the most popular songs & albums this year. The biggest piece to note from the results is that the genre of “rock” is now second to hip hop. Hip Hop has pulled ahead, and it will continue to do so in the coming months and years.”