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Black Fact of the Week: Hip Hop is the Most Popular Music Genre in the World

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From the music to the clothes, the dance and the slang, hip hop culture is EVERYWHERE! But in a new study conducted by Spotify, it was found that hip hop music is not only worldwide, but it is the most listened to genre on the planet.

So, how did it work?

Well, their “musical map of the world,” analyzed nearly 20 billion tracks to “show localized listening trends for over 1000 cities.” But during this analysis of what pops around the globe’s hot spots, the music streaming service accidentally stumbled upon hip hop’s international popularity. “The most interesting finding however is that hip-hop is the world’s top genre, showing up on playlists more than all others, regardless of geography or language.”

As if we really needed a study to figure that out. (Shrugs.)

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