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Hip hop dethrones rock as most consumed music genre in the U.S., Nielsen Music stats reveal


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Hip hop and it don’t stop.

For the first time ever, hip hop is the most consumed music genre in the U.S., Forbes reports, using numbers Nielsen Music recently released in a mid-year report.

While rock has long ruled, holding the top genre spot since Nielsen began to measure music consumption in the U.S. in 1991, the tables have turned, with R&B/hip hop now surpassing the popularity of rock and pop. READ MORE @ NYDAILYNEWS