Hip Hop Spotify

Hip Hop is the most listened to genre in the world

According to Spotify, Hip Hop is the most listened to genre in the world.

Data from Spotify’s live ‘musical map of the world,’ which analyses close to 20 billion tracks and shows local listening trends for over 1,000 cities, shows that Hip Hop tracks appear on more playlists per city than any other genre. Results from the map also reveal that Jamie xx, JME and Slaves are among the most popular artists listened to in London.

Take a look at the map here.

The new findings follow the revelation that Hip Hop’s impact on music outweighs the influence of The Beatles.  In 2015, Queen Mary and Imperial College conducted a scientific study on musical patterns in the US pop charts between 1960 and 2010 to pinpoint trends and track their duration.

The findings suggested that Hip Hop has changed the course of music more than other genres, including pop, and most notably The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The study stated that unlike Hip Hop, The Beatles improved on formulas of music rather than creating something new. It also suggested that the pinnacle of popular music evolution was the emergence of Hip Hop. 



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