The statistic above presents data on music album sales in the United States in 2012, broken down by genre. In 2012, 8.1 million jazz albums were sold in the U.S. The most popular genre of the year was rock with 102.5 million sold albums. Country music is still very popular in the United States: in 2011, 44.6 million country albums were sold, outselling such genres as metal, rap or latin. Here you can find out which genres reported largest growth over the last 4 years.