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what genre is akon

  • Pop music, Hip hop music, reggae, Hip hop, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Reggaeton, Contemporary R&B, Dance music, Popular music and Dance-pop.
  • reggae

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

  • Hip hop
    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

  • Popular music
    Popular music
    Popular music

    Popular music, music with wide appeal that, typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry

  • Pop music

    Pop music (or "pop"), the subgenre of contemporary popular music that typically has a dance-along rhythm or beat, simple melodies and a repeating structure

  • Hip hop music

    Hip hop music, the musical genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with backing beats

  • 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 first created by African Americans in the late 1940s and early 1950s

  • Soul music

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

  • Reggaeton

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

  • 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

  • Dance music

    dance music, the music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing