Genre distribution of music single sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

This statistic shows a genre breakdown of music single sales in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016. During the period of consideration, pop music was the most popular music genre in the UK, accounting for nearly 34 percent of singles sold and streamed. Rock music was the second most popular music genre with a share of 22.6 percent, while only 0.2 percent of singles that were sold and streamed in 2016 were jazz.

Music single unit sales distributed by genre in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016

Share of units sold
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May 2017


United Kingdom

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