List of popular music genres

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List of popular music genres

This is a list of the commercially relevant genres in modern popular music. Applicable styles are classified in this list using AllMusic[1] genre categorisation.

African[edit]

Main article: African popular music

Asian[edit]

Main article: Asian music

East Asian[edit]

South and Southeast Asian[edit]

Avant-Garde[edit]

Main article: Avant-garde music

Blues[edit]

Main article: Blues

Caribbean and Latin American[edit]

Brazilian[edit]

Main article: Music of Brazil

Other Latin[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Main article: Comedy music

Country[edit]

Main article: Country music

Easy Listening[edit]

Main article: Easy listening

Electronic[edit]

Main article: Electronic music

Folk[edit]

Main article: Folk music

Hip hop[edit]

Main article: Hip hop music

Jazz[edit]

Main article: Jazz

Pop[edit]

Main article: Pop music

Rhythm and blues[edit]

Main article: R&B

Rock[edit]

Main article: Rock music

Ska[edit]

Main article: Ska

Other[edit]

Exclusions[edit]

Genres or styles that are not contemporary or commercially marketed in substantial numbers have been excluded, as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Allmusic web site

Bibliography[edit]