About This Statistic
This statistic illustrates the preferred music genres of consumers in the United States as of May 2014. According to the source, 31 percent of American consumers pointed to country music as their favorite genre, while 40 percent preferred listening to rock music. Despite the increasing move to digital and online music, 38 percent of rock music in 2016 was still consumed through physical albums. However, in 2016, 18.2 percent of songs consumed in the United States were hip-hop or rap, and only 7.5 percent were rock.