K-pop is listed as the seventh most globally popular genre on the report.
K-pop is one of the most popular music genres in the world, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's Music Listening 2019 report.
Released Tuesday, the IFPI report revealed that K-pop was counted as a distinct genre in this year’s ranking of global favorite genres, where it landed as the seventh most popular type of music.
Pop, rock and oldies were the top three favorite genres from across the globe, while hip-hop/rap, dance/electronic and indie/alternative also preceded K-pop in the rankings. Metal, R&B and classical music followed. According to the report, hip-hop is popular particularly among those aged 16-24.