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Chris Martin of Coldplay. Image by Ros O'Gorman.

Chris Martin of Coldplay. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Rock Rocked In 2011

by Paul Cashmere on January 5, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

Rock was the biggest music genre of 2011 earning 105,685,000 album sales for the music industry.

Chris Martin of Coldplay. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Chris Martin of Coldplay. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Rock music had a 1.9% sales increase during 2011 and sold almost double total R&B sales. Also if you combined Rock with Alternative and Metal the figure jumps to around 190,000,000.

The top genres of 2011 according Nielsen SoundScan were:

1. Rock – 105,685,000
2. R&B – 55,435,000
3. Alternative – 55,032,000
4. Country – 42,923,000
5. Metal – 32,206,000
6. Rap – 28,251,000
7. Christian/Gospel – 23,734,000
8. Soundtrack – 13,232,000
9. Latin – 11,814,000
10. Jazz – 11,077,000
11. Electronic – 10.049,000
12. Classical – 9,566,000
13. New Age – 1,929,000

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