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The genres that still sell physical albums

Reproduced from Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report, 2018; Chart: Axios Visuals

Latin music, Hip Hop/R&B and electronic dance music are the most streamed music genres in the U.S., according to Nielsen's mid-year Music Report.

Older genres of music, like Jazz and Classical, are still mostly consumed in non-streaming formats, like physical albums or purchased digital albums.

Hip Hop surpassed Rock to become the most popular music genre at the end of last year, per Nielsen.

  • The top five Hip Hop/R&B artists this year so far are Post Malone, Drake, Migos, J. Cole and XXXTentacion.