I've often wondered what the popular music scene is like in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, etc. In the US, the most popular music seems to be Hip-Hop/R&B, if the Billboard Charts are any indication. Hard rock and pop are represented, but not as dramatically as the other genre. Is this just an American thing, or is it now worldwide? My impressions are that metal and hard rock seem to be more alive in Europe...although I don't know that for sure. I have no clue about the other geographic areas of the world. So help clue me in: what's THE most popular genre in your area of the world, as measured by what's getting played on TV and radio, as well as actual sales charts like Billboard here in the US?