2020s in music
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. The early part of the decade carried on the cross-genre trap music influence which started in the late 2010s. 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, house, nu skool breaks, nu-disco, pop-punk, indie-pop, emo-pop, reggae fusion, arena rock and heavy metal garnered mainstream attention from the media.