2020s in music

This article describes trends in popular music in the 2020s.

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The beginning of the decade was a difficult time for the music industry, with the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in widespread concert cancellations due to risks of mass infection.[1] The early part of the decade carried on the cross-genre trap music influence which started in the late 2010s.[2] Thanks to the rise of social media platforms such as TikTok, music genres old and new had a moment in the spotlight. Genres such as synth-pop, hyper-pop,[3] house, nu skool breaks, nu-disco, pop-punk, indie-pop,[4] emo-pop, reggae fusion, arena rock and heavy metal garnered mainstream attention from the media.[5][6][7][8][9]


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