All Things Michael | Musixmatch
Musixmatch conducted a study focusing on vocabulary size throughout the music world, crowning hip-hop as the style with the largest vocabulary. Heavy metal came in second, folk and rock come in 3rd and 4th, country and indie rock at 5th and 6th and pop came in at 7th place. The results concluded that there is no direct correlation between the average vocabulary size and the popularity of a genre
The study also includes a list of the most Googled artists in each of the top eight genres of music. Michael Jackson ranked in both the pop and rock categories.
MOST GOOGLED ARTISTS FOR EACH GENRE
Google ranks 51 artists for each genre, although some artists may cross over into other styles of music. These lists are cleaned (leaving indie rock with 50 artists since ‘Sub Pop’ is returned as an artist) and matched to the corresponding entries in the Musixmatch database.
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