List of popular music genres

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Popular music is music with wide appeal[1][2][3] that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical training.[1] It stands in contrast to both art music[4][5][6] like Western classical music or Indian classical music, and traditional or "folk" music.

A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.[7]

This is a list of the commercially relevant modern popular music genres, with applicable styles classified using AllMusic[8] genre categorization.

Exclusions[edit]

Genres or styles that are not contemporary or commercially marketed in substantial numbers have been excluded from this list, as follows:

  • Music written for the score of a play, musicals, or similar: Filmi, incidental music, video game music, music hall songs and showtunes
  • Ballroom dance music: pasodoble, cha cha cha and others
  • Religious music: Gospel music, gregorian chant, spirituals, hymns and similar
  • Occasional music: military music, marches, national anthems and related compositions
  • Regional and national music with no significant commercial impact abroad, except when it is a version of an international genre, such as: traditional music, oral traditions, sea shanties, work songs, nursery rhymes, Arabesque and indigenous music. In North America and Western Europe, regional and national genres that are not from the Western world are sometimes classified as world music.

By region[edit]

African[edit]

  • Amapiano
  • Afrobeat
  • Afrobeats
  • African hip hop
  • African heavy metal
  • Apala
  • Benga
  • Boomba
  • Bongo Flava
  • Bikutsi
  • Cape Jazz
  • Chimurenga
  • Congolese rumba
  • Coupé-Décalé
  • Fuji
  • Genge
  • Highlife
  • Hiplife
  • Igbo highlife
  • Igbo rap
  • Isicathamiya
  • Isgubhu
  • Jit
  • Jùjú
  • Gqom
  • Kadongo Kamu
  • Kizomba
  • Kuduro
  • Kwaito
  • Kwela
  • Makossa
  • Maloya
  • Marabi
  • Marrabenta
  • Mbalax
  • Mbaqanga
  • Mbube
  • Morna
  • Ndombolo
  • Palm-wine
  • Raï
  • Sega
  • Shangaan electro
  • Soukous
    • Kwassa kwassa
  • Taarab
  • Zamrock
  • Zouglou
  • Seben

Asian[edit]

  • Fijiri
  • Khaliji
  • Liwa
  • Sawt

East Asian[edit]

Chinese:
  • C-pop
    • Cantopop
    • Mandopop
    • Hokkien pop
  • Chinese rock
  • Chinese hip hop
  • Chinese folk music

Hong Kong,China:

  • Hong Kong hip hop
  • Hong Kong English pop

Taiwanese:

  • Taiwanese pop
  • Taiwanese rock
  • Taiwanese hip hop

Japanese:

  • Enka
  • J-pop
  • Japanese jazz
  • Japanese rock
  • Japanese hip hop
  • Kayōkyoku

Korean:

  • K-pop
  • Korean rock
  • Korean hip hop
  • Korean folk music
  • Trot

South Asian[edit]

  • Asian Underground
  • Baila
  • Baul
  • Bhangra
  • Bhawaiya
  • Goa trance
  • Indian Classical
    • Hindustani Classical
    • Carnatic
  • Indian jazz
  • Indian pop
  • Indian rock
    • Raga rock
  • Kuthu
  • Lavani
  • Morlam
  • Ragini
  • Sufi rock
  • Sri Lankan Music (7 Subcategories)

Southeast Asian[edit]

Malaysian:
  • Malaysian pop
  • Malaysian rock
  • Malaysian hip hop

Indonesian:

  • Dangdut
  • Indo pop
    • Sundanese pop

Thai:

  • Thai pop
    • Thai string pop
  • Luk thung
    • Luk Krung

Filipino:

  • Manila Sound
    • Original Pilipino
  • Pinoy rock
  • Pinoy pop

Lao:

  • L-pop
  • Mor lam

Vietnamese:

Avant-garde[edit]

  • Experimental
  • Noise
    • Harsh Noise
    • Harsh noise wall
  • Outsider music
  • Lo-fi
  • Musique concrète
  • Electroacoustic

Blues[edit]

  • African blues
  • Blues rock
  • Canadian blues
  • Chicago blues
  • Classic female blues
  • Contemporary R&B
  • Country blues
  • Delta blues
  • Detroit blues
  • Electric blues
  • Gospel blues
  • Hill country blues
  • Jump blues
  • Kansas City blues
  • Louisiana blues
  • Memphis blues
  • New Orleans blues
  • Piedmont blues
  • Punk blues
  • Rhythm and blues
  • Soul blues
  • St. Louis blues
  • Swamp blues
  • Texas blues
  • West Coast blues

Caribbean and Caribbean-influenced[edit]

  • Baithak Gana
  • Dancehall
  • Bouyon
  • Cadence-lypso
  • Calypso
  • Cha-cha-chá
  • Chutney
    • Chutney soca
    • Chutney parang
  • Compas
  • Mambo
  • Merengue
  • Méringue
  • Mozambique
  • Pichakaree
  • Punta
  • Punta Rock
  • Rasin
  • Reggae
    • Dub
    • Lovers rock
    • Ragga
    • Ragga jungle
    • Reggae fusion
    • Reggaeton
  • Rocksteady
  • Rumba
  • Ska
    • Two-tone
    • Ska punk
  • Salsa
  • Son cubano
  • Songo
  • Soca
    • Power Soca
  • Timba
  • Twoubadou
  • Zouk

Comedy[edit]

  • Comedy
  • Comedy hip hop
  • Comedy rock
  • Novelty
  • Parody

Country[edit]

  • Alternative country
    • Cowpunk
  • Americana
  • Australian country
  • Bakersfield sound
  • Bluegrass
    • Progressive bluegrass
  • Cajun
    • Cajun fiddle
  • Christian country
  • Classic country
  • Close harmony
  • Country blues
  • Country pop
  • Country rap
  • Country rock
  • Cowboy
    • Cowboy pop
  • Dansband
  • Hokum
  • Honky tonk
  • Música sertaneja
  • Nashville sound
  • Neotraditional country
  • Outlaw country
  • Progressive country
  • Red Dirt
  • Rockabilly
    • Hellbilly
    • Psychobilly
  • Texas country
  • Traditional country
  • Truck-driving country
  • Western swing
  • Zydeco

Easy listening[edit]

  • Background music
  • Beautiful music
  • Elevator music
  • Furniture music
  • Lounge music
  • Middle of the road music
  • New-age music

Electronic[edit]

  • Ambient
    • Ambient dub
    • Dark ambient
      • Dungeon synth
      • Isolationism
    • Drone
    • New-age
      • Andean new-age
      • Neoclassical new-age
      • Space music
    • Reductionism
      • Lowercase
      • Onkyokei
  • Bass music
  • Breakbeat
    • Acid breaks
    • Baltimore club
      • Jersey club
    • Big beat
    • Breakbeat hardcore
      • 4-beat
      • Darkcore
    • Broken beat
    • Florida breaks
    • Nu skool breaks
    • Progressive breaks
  • Disco
    • Afro/cosmic music
    • Electro-disco
    • Euro disco
    • Nu-disco
    • Post-disco
      • Boogie
      • City pop
  • Downtempo
  • Drum and bass
    • Darkstep
    • Drumstep
    • Funkstep
    • Hardstep
    • Intelligent drum and bass
    • Jazzstep
    • Jump-up
    • Liquid funk
    • Neurofunk
    • Sambass
    • Techstep
  • Dub
    • Dub poetry
  • Electroacoustic music
    • Acousmatic music
    • Electroacoustic improvisation
    • Live electronics
    • Musique concrète
  • Electronic rock
    • Dance-rock
      • Alternative dance
        • Madchester
          • Baggy
      • Dance-punk
        • New rave
    • Electronicore
    • Krautrock
    • New wave
      • Cold wave
      • Dark wave
        • Neoclassical dark wave
        • Neue Deutsche Todeskunst
      • Ethereal wave
        • Nu-gaze
      • Minimal wave
      • Neue Deutsche Welle
      • New romantic
      • Synth-pop
        • Disco polo
        • Electroclash
          • Electropop
        • Indietronica
    • Post-rock
    • Space rock
    • Synth-punk
  • Electronica
    • Berlin School
    • Dubtronica
    • Folktronica
    • Funktronica
    • Jazztronica
    • Laptronica
    • Livetronica
    • Progressive electronic
  • Ethnic electronica
    • Asian underground
    • African electronic dance music
      • Afrobeats
        • Azonto
      • Coupé-Décalé
      • Kuduro
      • Mahraganat
      • Shangaan electro
    • Dancehall pop
    • Nortec
    • Rabòday
    • Rara tech
    • Shamstep
    • Trival
    • Worldbeat
      • Manila sound
      • Budots
  • Jungle
    • Ragga jungle
  • Hardcore
    • Bouncy techno
    • Breakcore
      • Raggacore
    • Cybergrind
    • Digital hardcore
    • Doomcore
    • Frenchcore
    • Gabber
      • Mainstream hardcore
    • Happy hardcore
    • Lento violento
    • Mákina
    • Speedcore
      • Extratone
      • Splittercore
  • Hardstyle
    • Dubstyle
    • Jumpstyle
  • Hauntology
    • Chillwave
    • Hypnagogic pop
    • Synthwave
      • Sovietwave
    • Vaporwave
      • Future funk
      • Hardvapour
      • Mallsoft
  • Hip hop fusion genres
    • Afroswing
    • Alternative hip hop
      • Hipster hop
    • Cloud rap
    • Crunk
      • Crunkcore
      • Snap music
    • Emo rap
    • Electro
      • Latin freestyle
    • Hip house
    • Instrumental hip hop
      • Lo-fi hip hop
    • Merenrap
      • Merenhouse
    • Miami bass
      • Funk carioca
        • Funk ostentação
        • Melodic funk
        • Proibidão
        • Rasteirinha
    • Mumble rap
    • Trap
      • Drill
        • UK drill
      • Latin trap
      • Phonk
      • Trap (EDM)
      • UK trap
  • Industrial \ post-industrial
    • Deconstructed club
    • Electro-industrial
      • Dark electro
        • Aggrotech
    • Electronic body music (EBM)
      • Futurepop
      • New beat
    • Industrial hip hop
    • Industrial metal
      • Neue Deutsche Härte
    • Industrial rock
    • Martial industrial
    • Neofolk
    • Witch house
  • Intelligent dance music (IDM)
    • Drill 'n' bass
    • Glitch
      • Glitch hop
  • Noise music
    • Danger music
    • Japanoise
    • Harsh noise
      • Harsh noise wall
    • Power electronics
      • Death industrial
    • Power noise
  • Plunderphonics
    • Sampledelia
  • Techno
    • Acid techno
    • Ambient techno
    • Birmingham sound
    • Bleep techno
    • Detroit techno
    • Dub techno
    • Hardtechno
      • Free tekno
    • Industrial techno
    • Minimal techno
    • Schaffel
    • Toytown techno
  • Trance music
    • Acid trance
    • Balearic trance
    • Dream trance
    • Euro-trance
    • Hard trance
    • Goa trance
      • Nitzhonot
    • Progressive trance
    • Psychedelic trance
      • Dark psytrance
      • Full-On
      • Progressive psytrance
      • Psybient
      • Psydub
      • Suomisaundi
      • Zenonesque
    • Tech trance
    • Uplifting trance
    • Vocal trance
  • UK garage
    • 2-step garage
    • Bassline
    • Breakstep
    • Dubstep
      • Brostep
        • Powwow-step
      • Post-dubstep
      • Reggaestep
      • Riddim
    • Future garage
    • Grime
      • Grindie
    • Speed garage
    • UK funky
    • Wonky
  • Video game music
    • Chiptune
      • Bitpop
      • Skweee
      • Nintendocore
    • FM synthesis
    • Sequencer music

House[edit]

  • Acid house
  • Afro house
    • Amapiano
    • Gqom
    • Kidandali
    • Kwaito
  • Ambient house
  • Balearic beat
  • Bass house
    • Brazilian bass
  • Changa tuki
  • Chicago hard house
  • Chicago house
  • Deep house
  • Diva house
    • Hardbag
  • Electro house
    • Big room house
    • Complextro
    • Dutch house
    • Fidget house
    • Jungle terror
    • Melbourne bounce
  • Electro swing
  • Euro house
  • French house
  • Funky house
  • Future house
  • Garage house
  • Ghetto house
    • Ghettotech
    • Juke house
      • Footwork
  • Hip house
  • Italo house
  • Jazz house
  • Latin house
  • Microhouse
  • Moombahton
    • Moombahcore
  • New Jersey sound
  • Outsider house
  • Progressive house
  • Tech house
  • Tribal house
  • Tropical house
  • UK hard house
    • Hard dance
    • Hard NRG
    • Pumping house
      • Hardbass
    • Scouse house

Flamenco[edit]

  • Toná
    • Martinetes
    • Tonás
  • Soleás
    • Bulerías
    • Alegrías
    • Caracoles
    • Peteneras
  • Fandangos
  • Tango
  • Cantes de ida y vuelta

Folk[edit]

  • Anti-folk
  • Turbo-folk
  • Celtic
  • Chalga
  • Filk
  • Folk rock
  • Folktronica
  • Freak folk
  • Indie folk
  • Industrial folk
  • Neofolk
  • Progressive folk
  • Protest song
  • Psychedelic folk
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Skiffle
  • Sung poetry
  • Traditional Folk
  • Western music

Hip hop[edit]

  • Alternative hip hop
  • Australian hip hop
  • Bongo Flava
  • Boom bap
  • British hip hop
  • Chap hop
  • Chopper
  • Christian hip hop
  • Cloud rap
  • Comedy hip hop
  • Conscious hip hop
  • Crunk
  • Crunkcore
  • Desi Hip Hop
  • Drill
  • Electro
  • Emo hip hop
  • Experimental hip hop
  • G-funk
  • Ghetto house
  • Ghettotech
  • Golden age hip hop
  • Grime
  • Hardcore hip hop
    • Dirty Rap
    • Gangsta rap
  • Hip house
  • Hiplife
  • Hip pop
  • Hyphy
  • Industrial hip hop
  • Instrumental hip hop
  • Jazz rap
  • Jersey club
  • Kwaito
  • Lofi
  • Low Bap
  • Lyrical hip hop
  • Merenrap
  • Motswako
  • Mumble rap
  • Nerdcore
  • New jack swing
  • New school hip hop
  • Old school hip hop
  • Political hip hop
  • Ragga
  • Snap
    • Jerkin'
  • Trap
  • Urban Pasifika
    • Emo rap
    • K-rap
    • J-rap
    • Horrorcore
  • West Coast Hip Hop

Jazz[edit]

  • Acid jazz
  • Afro-Cuban jazz
  • Avant-garde jazz
  • Bebop
  • Boogie-woogie
  • Bossa nova
  • British dance band
  • Cape jazz
  • Chamber jazz
  • Continental jazz
  • Cool jazz
  • Crossover jazz
  • Dixieland
  • Ethno jazz
  • European free jazz
  • Free funk
  • Free improvisation
  • Free jazz
  • Gypsy jazz
  • Hard bop
  • Jazz blues
  • Jazz-funk
  • Jazz fusion
  • Jazz rap
  • Jazz rock
  • Kansas City jazz
  • Latin jazz
  • Livetronica
  • Lofi
  • M-Base
  • Mainstream jazz
  • Modal jazz
  • Neo-bop jazz
  • Neo-swing
  • Novelty ragtime
  • Nu jazz
  • Orchestral jazz
  • Post-bop
  • Progressive jazz
  • Psychedelic jazz
  • Punk jazz
  • Ragtime
  • Shibuya-kei
  • Ska jazz
  • Smooth jazz
  • Soul jazz
  • Stride jazz
  • Straight-ahead jazz
  • Swing
  • Third stream
  • Trad jazz
  • Vocal jazz
  • West Coast jazz

Latin[edit]

  • Axé
  • Brazilian rock
  • Brega
    • Tecnobrega
  • Choro
  • Forró
  • Frevo
  • Funk Carioca
  • Lambada
  • Maracatu
  • Música popular brasileira
    • Tropicalia
  • Música sertaneja
  • Samba
    • Pagode
    • Samba rock
  • Latin Christian
  • Latin jazz
    • Afro-Cuban jazz
    • Bossa Nova
  • Latin pop
    • Latin ballad
  • Latin rock
    • Latin alternative
    • Rock en Español
  • Reggaeton
    • Latin trap
  • Regional Mexican
    • Banda
    • Grupera
    • Mariachi
      • Ranchera
    • Norteño
    • Tejano
  • Traditional
    • Folk
      • Turbo-folk
      • Bullerengue
      • Fado
      • Huayno
      • Mexican son
      • Música criolla
      • Nueva canción
  • Tropical
    • Bachata
    • Bolero
    • Criolla
    • Cumbia
      • Chicha
      • Porro
    • Guajira
    • Mambo
    • Merengue
    • Cuban rumba
    • Salsa
      • Salsa romántica
    • Son
    • Timba
    • Tropipop
    • Vallenato

Pop[edit]

  • Adult contemporary
  • Ambient pop
  • Arabic pop
  • Art pop
  • Baroque pop
  • Brill Building
  • Britpop
  • Bubblegum pop
  • Canción
  • Canzone
  • Chalga
  • Chamber pop
  • Chanson
  • Christian pop
  • Classical crossover
  • Country pop
  • C-pop
    • Cantopop
    • Mandopop
  • Dance-pop
  • Disco polo
  • Electropop
  • Europop
    • Austropop
    • Eurobeat
    • French pop
    • Italo dance
    • Italo disco
    • Laïkó
    • Latin pop
    • Nederpop
    • Russian pop
  • Fado
  • Folk pop
  • Hyperpop
  • Indian pop
  • Iranian pop
  • Indie pop
  • J-pop
    • City pop
    • Shibuya-kei
  • Jangle pop
  • K-pop
    • Korean rock
    • T'ong guitar
    • Trot
  • Lofi
  • Mexican pop
  • New Romantic
  • Neomelodic music
  • Operatic pop
  • Pop rock
    • Power pop
    • Soft rock
      • yacht rock
    • Pop punk
      • Neon pop
      • Emo pop
  • Soul-pop
  • P-pop
    • OPM
  • Progressive pop
  • Psychedelic pop
  • Rebetiko
  • Schlager
  • Sophisti-pop
  • Space age pop
  • Sunshine pop
  • Surf
  • Swamp pop
  • Synthpop
  • Teen pop
  • Traditional pop
  • Turkish pop
  • Vispop
  • Wonky pop
  • Worldbeat

R&B and soul[edit]

  • Contemporary R&B
  • Disco
  • Funk
    • Deep funk
  • Freestyle
    • Go-go
    • P-Funk
    • Post-disco
    • Boogie
  • Alternative R&B
  • New jack swing
  • Rhythm and blues
    • Doo Wop
  • Soul
    • Blue-eyed soul
    • Northern soul
    • Neo soul
    • Psychedelic Soul
    • Southern soul

Rock[edit]

  • Afro rock
  • Alternative rock
    • Alternative dance
    • Britpop
      • Post-Britpop
    • Grunge
      • Post-grunge
    • Indie rock
      • Dunedin Sound
      • Emo
      • Math rock
      • Post-punk revival
    • Jangle pop
    • Madchester
      • Baggy
    • Noise pop
  • Anatolian rock
  • Baroque pop
  • Beat
    • Freakbeat
    • Merseybeat
    • Nederbeat
  • Blues rock
    • Boogie rock
  • British R&B
  • Chamber pop
  • Christian rock
  • Comedy rock
  • Country rock
  • Dark cabaret
  • Electronic rock
    • Electronicore
    • New wave
      • Cold wave
      • Dark wave
        • Ethereal wave
  • Experimental rock
    • Art rock
    • Industrial rock
    • Post-punk
      • Dance-punk
      • Gothic rock
      • No wave
      • Noise rock
    • Post-rock
      • Post-metal
  • Folk rock
    • British folk rock
    • Celtic rock
    • Indie folk
    • Medieval folk rock
  • Funk rock
  • Garage rock
  • Glam rock
  • Hard rock
  • Heartland rock
  • Heavy metal (see below)
  • Instrumental rock
  • Jazz fusion
    • Jazz rock
  • Latin rock
  • Mangue bit
  • Paisley Underground
  • Desert rock
  • Pop rock
    • Power pop
    • Soft rock
      • yacht rock
  • Progressive rock
    • Avant-prog
      • Rock in opposition
    • Canterbury scene
    • Flamenco rock
    • Neo-progressive rock
    • New prog
    • Progressive metal
  • Psychedelic rock
    • Acid rock
    • Krautrock
    • Neo-psychedelia
      • Dream pop
      • Shoegaze
    • Raga rock
    • Space rock
  • Pub rock
  • Punk rock (see below)
  • Rap rock
    • Rapcore
  • Reggae rock
  • Rock and roll
    • Rockabilly
  • Rock opera
  • Roots rock
    • Swamp rock
  • Southern rock
  • Stoner rock
  • Sufi rock
  • Surf rock
    • Trop Rock
  • Visual kei
    • Nagoya kei
  • Worldbeat
  • Wrock

Heavy metal[edit]

  • Alternative metal
  • Avant-garde metal
  • Black metal
    • National Socialist black metal
    • Symphonic black metal
    • Viking metal
    • War metal
  • Christian metal
    • Unblack metal
  • Death metal
    • Death 'n' roll
    • Melodic death metal
    • Technical death metal
    • Deathgrind
  • Doom metal
    • Death-doom
    • Drone metal
    • Sludge metal
    • Stoner rock
  • Folk metal
    • Celtic metal
    • Medieval metal
    • Pagan metal
  • Funk metal
  • Glam metal
  • Gothic metal
  • Grindcore
  • Groove metal
  • Industrial metal
  • Latin metal
  • Metalcore
    • Melodic metalcore
    • Deathcore
    • Mathcore
  • Neoclassical metal
  • Neue Deutsche Härte
  • Nintendocore
  • Nu metal
  • Pirate metal
  • Post-metal
  • Power metal
  • Progressive metal
    • Djent
  • Rap metal
  • Speed metal
  • Symphonic metal
  • Thrash metal
    • Crossover thrash

Punk rock[edit]

  • Anarcho punk
    • Crust punk
      • D-beat
  • Christian punk
  • Deathrock
  • Digital hardcore
  • Folk punk
    • Celtic punk
    • Cowpunk
    • Gypsy punk
  • Garage punk
  • Grindcore
    • Crustgrind
    • Noisegrind
    • Goregrind
    • Pornogrind
  • Hardcore punk
    • Melodic hardcore
    • Post-hardcore
      • Emo
        • Screamo
    • Thrashcore
    • Crossover thrash
    • Powerviolence
  • Horror punk
  • Nazi punk
  • Oi!
  • Pop punk
  • Psychobilly
  • Ska punk
  • Skate punk
  • Street punk

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