Dance Music Comes Up As Second Most Popular Genre In The UK Based On Findings By The BPI

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The British Phonographic Industry or BPI as its called, represents the UK’s recorded music industry.

According to their findings, Dance music has become the second most popular genre of music in the UK, strengthening the gains it has made over the last three years.

While it’s undoubtedly true that the dominance of dance music on the UK charts has been clear and growing over the years, more than a quarter of the hits that have made the Official Singles Chart Top 10 in 2022, were from the world of dance music. The 2022 figures show dance music representing 26.1% of the charts, which makes for an incredible 80% on the whole from last years 14.6%, and nearly three times the 2019 level of 9.3%.

These figures have helped dance music leave hip-hop and rap behind, making it second only to Pop Music for popularity in the region. Another fascinating find from BPI was the prominence of home grown artists who made up more than half of these singles on the charts.

Speaking about the genres growing popularity and impact, Geoff Taylor, the Chief Executive of BPI, BRIT Awards & Mercury Prize said, “Britain has always excelled at dance music, so it’s gratifying that the genre’s renaissance is powered in part by homegrown talent, including breakthrough artists LF System and Eliza Rose, who have both spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart this year. It’s fascinating to see how other genres such as hip-hop and pop are morphing into dance and to see dance music being embraced by global superstars including Drake and Beyoncé.”

Find more details and check out the Official Dance Singles Chart of 2022 which features names like Tiesto, Lost Frequencies, David Guetta and more, here.

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