Music of the United States
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- rock and roll, hip hop, culture of the United States, Downtown music, American folk music revival, 20th century American music, American music industry, American popular culture, music of North American counterculture
The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles. Rock and roll, country, rhythm and blues, jazz, and hip hop are among the country's most internationally renowned genres. Since the beginning of the 20th century, popular recorded music from the United States has become increasingly known across the world, to the point where some forms of American popular music are listened to almost everywhere.
Much of modern popular music can trace its roots to the emergence in the late 19th century of African American blues and the growth of gospel music in the 1920s. The African American basis for popular music used elements derived from European and indigenous musics, often described as a melting pot.
- African American music
- African American rock and roll
- Music history of the United States (1960s and 70s)
- List of No. 1 dance hits (United States)