popular music genre

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Noun1.popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
disco, disco music - popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
macumba - popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
pop music, pop - music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
ballroom music, dance music, danceroom music - a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
rap music, hip-hop, rap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
R and B, rhythm and blues - a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
rockabilly - a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat
rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, rock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
reggae - popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
skiffle - a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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Jazz has become quite the popular music genre in the Middle East, and along with the passion for it came a number of brilliant Arab jazz musicians.
The currently most popular music genre has found its way to Arabic poems, introducing a new trend in the scene after the genre has already swept Egypt's music atmosphere.
Sofia is not fashion-forward and you will rarely see avant garde or eccentric characters, but looks vary greatly, from chalga (a popular music genre based on Balkan rhythms, associated with simple lyrics and provocative clothes) to sporty and from hippy to hipster.
CHERYL Cole has helped pop single sales enjoy a massive popularity "swing" - unseating rock as the most popular music genre.
LADY Gaga, Cheryl Cole and La Roux have helped pop single sales enjoy a massive popularity "swing" - unseating rock as the most popular music genre.
Cheryl, Lady Gaga and La Roux have all helped pop single sales enjoy a massive popularity "swing", unseating rock as the most popular music genre, according to newly released figures.
Trouble City won the "Channel Prize" for hip-hop in September 2007, receiving the highest rank in OurStage's Hip Hop Channel, the sites most popular music genre.
com will raise the bar on how music fans access and watch their music videos and stay in touch with the Crunk Nation community and lifestyle, as well as provide HRT, their partners and advertisers a viable platform to market their products, increase brand recognition, and connect to fans of this popular music genre in a more direct and interactive environment," said Endavo and I-Media CEO, Paul D.
Country music is America's most popular music genre and The Country Network fills a niche by bringing country music videos to free over-the-air television and cable systems.
Nidel focuses on the concept of world music as a single popular music genre, and his thoughts about the music are rooted in the premise that music can serve as a universal language.
E-Rock introduces the online music revolution to Rock-Ola, a company that built its first jukebox in 1935, before the rise of rock 'n' roll, and founder David Rockola is partially responsible for the inspiration of the term describing what soon became the world's most popular music genre.
Recognized worldwide as "Country Music's Biggest Night," the CMA Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for Country Music artists, musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, video directors and industry executives who work in America's most popular music genre.

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