Rock Albums Topped US Music Sales in 2013
Rock is far and away the most popular music genre among Americans purchasing music albums. More than one-third (34.8%) of all albums bought in 2013 in the U.S. were categorized as rock.
R&B, alternative and country were the next most popular genres, respectively. Latin, classical and jazz represented the smallest number of sales.
Statista's chart, which uses data from Nielsen and Billboard's 2013 Music Report, breaks down the genres of music albums purchased in the past year.