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What genre is Akon?

  • 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

    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 popular music genre that originated in the United States in the 1950s and early 1960s, combining elements of African American gospel music and rhythm and blues

  • 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 (also spelled reggaetón, and known as reguetón and reggaetón in Spanish), the form of predominantly latin urban 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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