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The 2010's

The 2010's sees R&B making a huge comeback in terms of popularity, with artists like Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Miguel, and Janelle Monae rising in popularity. Hip-hop artists start to embrace this new rise in R&B, featuring many R&B singers on their songs. The melismatic vocals mainstream during the 1990s and 2000s in pop and contemporary R&B lost favor by mid-late 2009, as vocally lower key artists, including Rihanna and Katy Perry, started to outsell new releases by perennial melismatic favorites, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. By the mid 2010s, the style of vocals popular in indie pop have become immensely widespread among pop instrumentalists as they are commonly used by younger ones, like Lorde

Eelectronica makes a significant rise, with EDM, dubstep, etc. breaking into the mainstream, and artists like Skrillex and Deadmau5 becoming household names.

Hip-hop's popularity in the mainstream continues to decrease, as EDM infused dance-pop continues its reign as the leading genre in the United States. Still, big names in hip-hop like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Drake remain very popular. And underground hip-hop goes through a sort of renaissance, with Run the Jewels, Death Grips, Chance the Rapper, Killer Mike, etc. finding a strong niche audience.

As a poster said elsewhere in this thread, "rock" music starts to incorporate the whole "neo-folk" genre with artists like The Lumineers, Mumford and Songs, and Of Men and Monsters on the more "pop" side, and artists like Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver on the more "experimental" side.

"Indie" rock continues to hold strong in terms of acclaim and starts to rise strongly in popularity, with bands like Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend scoring number 1 albums, and bands like The National, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, etc. making new career highs in terms of commercial success.

B.B. King

B.B. King

B.B. King is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues"

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Beatles, The

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and widely regarded as the most influential acts of the rock era.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist & writer. He has been influential in popular music & culture for more than five decades.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana.

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Coldplay

Coldplay

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at UCL.

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour is a guitarist, vocalist and writer with the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, but is also renowned for his solo work.

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is the leading light in current popular music achieving unprecedeted success with his latest album 'Divide'

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is an English rock & blues guitarist, singer & songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine's style is described as 'dark, robust & romantic', a mix of "classic soul & midnight-on-the-moors English art rock.

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Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band formed in 1985. Their music is a fusion of punk rock, blues rock, heavy metal & hard rock.

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Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges.

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Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons

Mumford and Sons is a British band formed in West London in 2007 and is at the forefront of the 21st Century folk revival

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Neil Young

Neil Young

Neil Young's acclaimed solo career spans over 45 years & 35 studio albums, with a continuous & uncompromising exploration of musical styles.

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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a member of the rock band The Who.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

A unique collection of images of Pink Floyd, one of the worlds most successful and influential rock bands.

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Rolling Stones, The

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.

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Slash

Slash

Slash is regarded as one of the world's greatest guitar players, particularly acclaimed for his thundering solos on Guns N' Roses records.

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Tom Jones

Tom Jones

National treasure Tom Jones has been entertaining audiences for over six decades with his powerful voice and sex appeal

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Who, The

The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964 & are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century.

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Ian Dury

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