Rock Rocked In 2011 - Noise11.com
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

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Weezer
Weezer Give Fans A Second Taste of The Black Album With ‘Mexican Fender’

Weezer have slipped out a new song ‘Mexican Fender’ as a preview of their upcoming album ‘Pacific Daydream’ (aka The Black album).

3 days ago
Triple J Like A Version
Triple J Like A Version To Be Released In The USA

Australian radio network Triple J will release a US edition of the popular Like A Version album series.

6 days ago
Todd Terje
Todd Terje To Headline Meredith Music Festival 2017-08-11

Norway’s Todd Terje will headline the Meredith Music Festival for 2017.

August 10, 2017
Dweezil Zappa
Dweezil Zappa To Play 50 Years Of Frank In Australia and New Zealand

Dweezil Zappa is heading back to Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 to mark 50 years of his father Frank Zappa’s music.

August 10, 2017
Tony Cohen
R.I.P. Tony Cohen 1957-2017

Legendary Australian producer Tony Cohen has died at the age of 60.

August 3, 2017
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Set 2018 Australian Dates

Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club will return to Australia after five years to tour in March 2018.

July 31, 2017
Rackett
Sydney’s Rackett Have A Stack of Dates

Sydney band Rackett have been on tour with The Darkness, they are about to tour with Killing Heidi and they also have some of their own shows to do.

July 26, 2017