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

  • Rhythm and blues
    Rhythm and blues

    Rhythm and Blues (also known as R&B, R'n'B or RnB), the name given to a wide-ranging genre of popular music created by African Americans in the late 1940s and early 1950s

  • soul music
    soul music

    Soul music, the music genre originating in the United States combining elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues

  • Contemporary R&B
    Contemporary R&B

    Contemporary R&B (also known as R&B, singing with a rhythmic beat, urban pop, R'n'B, RnB, Hip Pop R&B or Heavy 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, music charted by the number or sales, plays, etc., that the work receives

  • 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 Latin Americans

  • dance-pop

    Dance-pop, the style of electronic dance music and a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa 1981, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure

  • 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 (or synthesis), scratching and beatboxing

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