The world's most popular genres of music

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Pop: -Pop music tends to be upbeat, light in content, and has elements of universal relatability. 

Heavy metal: -Heavy metal music is a sub-genre of rock and is characterized by loud volumes.

Country: -Traced back to the beginning of the 20th century, country music was created by working class people in the American South.

Folk: -Folk music has existed in many different parts of the world for centuries. 

Hip hop: -Originating in the Bronx, New York, in the late '70s, hip hop has emerged as one of the most popular and innovative genres in the world. 

R&B: -Rooted in African-American culture from the '40s, record labels used the term to describe songs that were targeted towards that community.

Rock: -One of the top musical genres in existence, rock music originated in the '40s and '50s.

Jazz: -In the early 20th century, musicians in New Orleans experimented with mixing elements from European and African genres. 

Reggae: -Invented in the 1960s in Jamaica, reggae quickly became the country’s favorite music genre.

EDM: -Short for electronic dance music, EDM feature classic elements from dance music.

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