Evolution of Music Genre Popularity in the US since 1958, according to Billboard Magazine Hot 100 Charts! -27,000+ songs are grouped into 16 major genres. Six of the genres – rock, pop, soul, country, R&B, and rap/hip-hop – account for over 77% of the tracks represented. – “Rock & roll” is separated from traditional “rock” in the genre schema. – The swing music of artists like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin – often described as “pop” in the late ’50s and early ’60s – are presented as “pop standards.” The pop music more familiar to today’s listeners just falls under “pop.” – Different approach with “soul” music too. Our definition of soul encompasses several sub-genres that could arguably have their own buckets like funk, Motown, and disco. However, there is substantial enough overlap between these genres in the data from Spotify to lump them together. Data Source: Billboard Magazine Hot 100 Charts Categorizing Genres: Spotify API, EveryNoise.com, AllMusic.com and Wikipedia. Credits: thedataface.com & Flourish Billboard Hot 100 Billboard Charts Billboard Top 10 ———————————————————– Connect with us! ? Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2O6zrMh ? Twitter: https://twitter.com/modernmusician_ ? LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/13039110 ? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themodernmusiciantmm ??‍?‍?? FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/themodernmusician ? Newsletter: http://bit.ly/modernmusiciannewslettersignup ? Website: https://themodernmusician.academy/ ———————————————————– Brought to you by Manage Ad Music! ♏ MAM Website: https://manageadmusic.com/ ———————————————————– ✉️ Business enquiries: [email protected] ———————————————————–