R&B/hip-hop genre rep'd 24.5% of all music consumption in the U.S. --the most of any genre and so happens to be the first time R&B/hip-hop led in this measurement for a calendar year.
This represents album sales, album units and streaming equivalent album units -- including both on-demand audio and video streams. Rock (genre) came in second place, with 20.8 percent share.
DAMN. contributed 2.747 million equivalent album units (2nd behind Ed Sheeran), which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and on-demand audio streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The same formula is also used to compile the weekly Billboard 200 albums chart, which ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S.
Others in the Top 10 were Migos (#7-Culture), The Weeknd (#8-Starboy), Bruno Mars (#5-24 Magic), Drake (#4-More Life), and Post Malone (#6-Stoney).
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