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  • Popular music
    Popular music

    Popular music, music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and disseminated by one or more of the mass media

  • reggae

    reggae, the music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s

  • Rhythm and blues
    Rhythm and blues

    Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B, the genre of popular that originated in the 1940s

  • soul music
    soul music

    Soul music, the music genre that combines rhythm and blues and gospel music, originating in the United States

  • Contemporary R&B
    Contemporary R&B

    Contemporary R&B, the music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music

  • pop music
    pop music

    pop music, usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented towards a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes

  • Dance music
    Dance music

    Dance music, music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing

  • Hip hop
    Hip hop

    Hip hop, the music genre and cultural movement which developed in New York City in the early 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latino Americans

  • dance-pop

    dance-pop, dance-oriented pop music that originated in the early 1980s

  • Reggaeton, the music genre which has its roots in Latin and Caribbean music

  • hip hop music, the musical genre which developed as part of hip hop culture, and is defined by key stylistic elements such as rapping, DJing, sampling, scratching and beatboxing

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