Countries With the Most Popular Music


The Top Ten

1 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and it's current prime minister is more.

Ahh... It's un-debatable. Take, for example the Beatles, the most influential pop-rock group of ALL TIME and STILL WILL ALWAYS BE! I also love Dire Straits, the Gallaghers (Or they might be Irish... )etc. I hate American Artists such as Madonna and Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus... It can clearly be seen by the producers that they don't know anything about music.

Undeniably the best; the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Dire Straights, the Animals, the Rolling Stones, Queen, there really cannot be a debate about this. Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Peace, Wild Beasts, Foals, and I'm sure they're a lot of things I don't listen to, having the selective taste that I do. Sure, I'm sure America produces more music by volume, having 5 times the population and all, but for quality and how influential it is, the UK surely takes the lead.

British Music IS the best. Seriously. The Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Dire Straights, the Animals, The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Peace, Wild Beasts, Foals, Coldplay, Take That, Adele, Robbie Williams, the list goes on. - Claw

UK Is the birthplace of many rock and roll legends ozzy,2 of the lead singers in AC/DC, rolling Stones, Beatles and many more - King_Niteli

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2 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

Our music spreads rapidly throughout the world while I haven't heard most small songs from other countries. Our music is automatically known while other countries need to make their known to get it to many other places. And we all know America is definition of awesome!

Our music has spread to so many parts of the world and inspired a lot of British artist to imitate American artists. Lets Michael Jackson. King of pop. He is known all over the world. Not to mention Eminem who has gotten the attention of a lot of Europeans because they've never heard of a white rapper. US has best music hands down

I voted for the USA because the most popular artists come from there... And my number one music artist, dancer and entertainer, the great and wonderful Michael Jackson comes from the USA! He is the best entertainer of all time.! Enough said.. - Michaelthebest

It's extremely popular - with me! Although UK (esp. England) does come a VERY close second. - Britgirl

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3 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

Canada has popular music.Drake, Half moon Run, Rush, Shania twain, Metric, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, The Tea Party, Alanis Morissette and a lot more.

Some of the good canadian musicians are rush, neil young, three days grace, the guess who, and simple plan.

Fprget Justin Bieber, Canada is the origin of great musical acts such as Neil Young, The Band, and Nickelback.

"great musical acts" and "Nickelback" don't belong in the same sentence.

Canada has great music

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4 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Although K-pop music may be not the most popular in the world, I actually think that K-pop is the greatest and their choreography is amazing. It's just great to see how they are all in sync and they can dance & sing at the same time. Not just their music but I love how they are fun in programs or variety shows and they show who they really are.

Korean music is awesome hands down. Nearly every K-pop song has a dance and many singers are just hilarious people

Mainstream Kpop is way better than mainstream American pop

Not all Koreans songs are kpop people! - Not_A_Weeaboo

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5 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

ABBA. enough said. - MontyPython

Abba, Loreen, Avicii, Zara Larsson, Swedish House Mafia, Europe

Abba and Zara Larson - AliciaMae

Zara Larsson

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6 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

The Bee Gees, Men at work, And the wiggles are all from Australia

South Korea no5 lol

Stayra good music mateo

Australia should be at 3 easy
From the 50's right up until these days the Aussie are major multitalented in many genres with in music Industry.
: The 50's
Slim Dusty, Johnny O'Keefe
: The 60's
The Easybeats, The Masters Apprentice, The Bee Gee's , John Farnham, Russell Morris, Olivia Newton John, Billy Thrope & The Aztecs
: The 70's
Daddy Cool, Skyhooks, Sherbet, Jon English, AC/DC, The Little River Band, The Saints, The Angels, John Paul Young, Cold Chisel, Rose Tattoo
: The 80's
Midnight Oil, Mental As Anything Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds,INXS, Icehouse, The Divinyls , The Church, Noiseworks, Jimmy Barnes
Paul Kelly, Kate Cebrano, Kylie Minogue, Crowded House
: The 90's
Tina Arena , Wendy Matthews, You Am I, Yothu Yindi, Silverchair, Powderfinger, Ratcat, Frenzel Rom
Keith Urban
The 00's
John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Sarah Blasko, Pete Murray, The Presets, Empire Of The Sun
The Tamper Trap

And ...more - Beards2017

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7 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

Rammstein, Tokio Hotel, Modern Talking... - Wonderful

Scorpions are form Germany

Only Germanys classic music deserves the vote

8 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Seriously? How is this country not in the top fifteen at least? The music from here is absolutely amazing! If you don't believe me, take a listen to the band Mayhem, one of the most influential black metal bands in history. Regular Norwegian music is just as good. If we are going on talent Norway undoubtedly takes the lead

Has nobody ever heard Norwegian black metal or just Norwegian music in general? The are obviously and undoubtedly talented in that area, look at the band Mayhem! Norway leads the music scene if we are going on talent.

The country with amazing "new" artists like Seeb, Kygo, Astrid S and Matoma deserves a higher placement in the list.

9 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

U2, The cranberrys, Sinead o connor, boomtown rats, the frames, thin lizzy, snow patrol, the undertones, damian rice, westlife, to name but a few, we can claim at bit of other uk acts as well with irish blood - liam and noel gallagher,

South Korea no 5 ha ha yeah I'm sure

Hozier is from Ireland

Ireland should be 3rd on the list- they gave the world U2 for cryin out loud. That band is the second biggest band of all time after The Beatles. Thin Lizzy, Sinead O'Connor, The Cranberries, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Enya all enjoyed huge success in America and throughout the World. The Pogues - Fairytale of New York still gets into UK chars some 27 years after its release, a bona fide classic. Pop music from the likes of Boyzone, Westlife, country from Danie O'Donnell, and indie from My Bloody Valentine.

10 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

India is following western music and also copying other music. It has lost it's originality and nowadays INDIAN MUSIC is more of a noise than music no melody at all leftover.

Why is India down here?

India produces a very diverse genre of music from each state and region. Also, many Punjabi songs are played in clubs worldwide.

Although it has lost its very fame now, Indian music must be ranked in the top 3, t is diverse, ancient and incredible.

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The Contenders

11 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

David Guetta is also from France

How about anggun sasmi, the Indonesian born singer. She hits a big fame in France

Patricia Kaas, David Guetta... - Wonderful

Its meh but probably better than k or j pop

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12 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

I'm sure it's better than k pop

Laura Pausini, Zucchero, blind opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Elisa, rock band Verdena.

Mina, lucio battisti, mia martini, adriano celentano, noemi, giorgia, pavorratti..

13 Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.

Bob Marley he is king of Reggae :) and lots of singers like Dennis Brown Ziggy marley Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff are from Jamaica and let's don't forget about Boney M :))))))

That's my place man

Bob marley is apparently worse than psy and all them other k pop wankers

14 Mexico Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

I'm sure it's better than k pop

love tacos

15 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

J-pop is literally my life.

For me, it J-pop. They give me strenght to face my life, happiness...

J-pop is simply under-rated.. Mostly because anyone who seems to like anything about Japan gets to be called a weeaboo... Ok, now, I personally love Japanese music, and recommend it to anyone who likes music itself.. P.S. - it's funny how Japan dint make it to d top ten with Korea at 3... (you'll understand dis if u know d Eastern pop music history)...

There are actually many artist well known in Japan but with little appreciation internationally, like:
Sheena ringo, shiro sagisu, miki imai, monoral, the pillows, aco, akira yamaoka, alan, asakawa maki, asobi seksu, claris, midori, number girl, pizzicato five, koyi kondo, etc...
Also, Japan is the second country with more artist after the usa.

16 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

It has flamenco, and most importantly, MECANO!

Better than k or j pop

17 Finland Finland

HIM, The Rasmus, Sunrise Avenue, Lordi and many others

Sunrise Avenue


Better than k and j pop

18 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Original Pinoy Music is the best!

Philppines is the best! It should be at the top 10.

OPM (Original Pilipino Music) are the best songs ever composed and produced. It has more soulful meaning than those upbeat and dancing acts. It delivers emotions and communicate one another with its lyrics and melodies. I love OPM. Philippines has not only have the best singers but the best songs as well.

Everybody knows OPM a lot because it adds drama to each and every song. Upbeat OPM is bothered by certain foreign acts but an OPM songs that can only be sung is purely on top notch!

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19 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.

I tried to get into Russian music but I haven"t found any really good artists yet... Please let me know of any great ones.

It could be better than k or j pop surely it is, id say it is

20 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

I love vpop

21 Romania Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

They had a time around the early 2010s where they had a few hits and they're probably better than k or j pop

NUMA NUMA NUMA IEI, PLUMA PLUMA GAY. lol jk. Dragostea Din Tei is a good song so is Epic Sax. Both Romanian/Moldovan (Is there really a difference between Romanian and Moldovan? ) - MagmaFox

22 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

Probably better than k or j pop

23 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

The samba, the carnival, the MPB and Bossa nova is very popular

24 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.
25 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

Ukrainian singers usually sing in Russian. - MagmaFox

Probably better than k or j pop

26 Netherlands Netherlands

Lol nearly all of the djs comes from the Netherlands

Probably better than k or j pop

The best DJ's

27 Albania Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. more.
28 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.
29 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

I love polish music. My favourite musician is taco hemnigway.

30 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.


31 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonia borders with Greece to the south, Albania to the West, Bulgaria to the East, Serbia and Kosovo to the North. It has population of over 2 million people which are mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful forests, more.

Toshe Proeski comes form here

32 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
33 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
34 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.
35 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Bangladesh is the paradise of folk music, which are very much meaningful and motivational. So many research are been conducted on these. Our bands especially underground rock bands are also producing some great musics. So I think the name of Bangladesh should be in between top 15 in this list.

36 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second more.

Pakistan really doesn't need a ranking, it is world class. Pakistanis very commendably mix traditional with modern instruments. South Asia's music is dominated with filmy music, but the best bands and artists are very much from Pakistan. My fave childhood songs are all from there. And platforms like Coke Studio brought those memories back. Thank you Pakistan

Pakistani music isn't trashy and in every Pakistani song I've heard I found the lyrics make sense and for that I give them credit because nowadays music is so trashy

How can Pakistan keep producing unique songs for all the dramas? The songs are so meaningful and sung so well where are some of those singers in the movies?

has best music

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37 Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall more.

Country with the most rapidly growing music industry

Nigeria clearly have the best music and should top the list, why do people don't understand -_-

It honestly should be among the top 5

Damn! this is a wrong list,sincerely speaking some of the countries above I have never heard any of their music and your tryna tell me they got 'popular' musics?!
i think we should be way up

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38 Belgium Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.
39 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
40 Ghana Ghana Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. V 1 Comment
41 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

I'm sure it's better than k pop

42 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.

I'm sure it's better than k pop

43 Cuba Cuba Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
44 Honduras Honduras Honduras became an independent nation in September 15, 1821. Bordering Countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Capital: Tegucigalpa, FM Population: 8 Million Language: Spanish Major Exports: Coffee, Bananas, Apparel, and Palm Oil. Currency: Lempira
45 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.
46 Serbia Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.
47 Moldova Moldova Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.
48 Chile Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
49 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.
50 Belarus Belarus Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous more.
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