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States That Produce the Best Rated Singers

Updated on July 7, 2013

Through the ages there have been singers of all genres come and go. It’s always been debated where exactly these great talents have stemmed from. Here I have compiled a list of genres and where I seemed to have noticed where most of their key stars have originated from. The statistics are based on singers I have selected for each genre comprising of past, present and future stars.


Facts- Country music originated in the southern United States. It stemmed from a combination of American Folk Music and Western Music. Before the 40’s this type of music was labeled as hillbilly music. In the 20’s Atlanta was the first to play country music artists. Styles of country music can be comprised of banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles and harmonicas.

Stars of Country: Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Dolly Parton, Webb Pierce, Conway Twitty, Tim McGraw, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, Jason Aldean

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Facts- With its start in the 70’s, hip hop is a mix of rapping, urban tones, scratching and beatboxing. Its influence is disco. It is mostly a combination of spoken word emitted over a rhythmic beat. Hip hop began its rise when block parties became popular in New York mainly among the African American youth. DJ’s would combine the music styles of funk and soul placing emphasis on the percussion tones and the introduction of using 2 turntables in order to prolong the percussion breaks in songs. Rap, said to have originated in African, was later introduced in combination with hip hop.

Stars of Hip Hop: Nas, Jay Z, Kirko Bangz, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Li’l Kim, Eve, Method Man, The Roots, Snoop Lion, Wale, Drake, Big Daddy Kane, Big Sean, Scarface

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Facts- R&B was originally said to have been created in the 1940’s mainly defining “African American Music”. However at that time what they were referring to was simply blues music. R&B is a combination of rhythm, blues, pop soul, funk and hip hop. Over the years, RnB was defined under the scope of a few different elements before its genre was more streamlined. This occurred soon after the fadings of disco, in the 80’s. From information gathered, the men R&B stars of today are outshining the women these days. Let’s step it up ladies!

Stars of R&B: Keyshia Cole, Sevyn Streeter, Monica, Brandy, Prince, Mario, Beyonce, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, The Weeknd

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Facts- Originated as Rock ‘N Roll in the late 40’s, early 50’s. It started with a combination of rhythm & blues, gospel music mingled in with country and western music. It eventually made its way, creating its own unique sound. Rock has a wide range to it with 3 main instruments as its basis: electric guitar, bass guitar and drums. Different forms of the style have emerged such as blues rock, folk rock, country rock, jazz fusion rock and psychedelic rock. Rock music has no bounds and comes from many cultures like Canada, England, Iceland and Australia.

Stars of Rock: Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Of Monsters and Men, Gotye, Sound Garden, Stevie Nicks, Sound Garden, Pink, Maroon 5

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There you have it folks! What do you think? Did some of the answers surprise you or did you already know? Or perhaps you know for a fact that some of these answers are wrong. Let me know what you think.

Answers: Country: TN, Hip-Hop: NY, R&B: CA, Rock: CA


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    • sam209 profile image

      sam209 3 years ago

      The rock question I wanted to say California. Said England instead! I wasn't sure about r&b. Well at least I got half right! Fun hub!

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      NiaG 3 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Thanks so much sam209. Glad you enjoyed it. I was surprised on a few of them. For a while the tally I was getting for Rock was looking like England would win but then all of a sudden CA started gaining in on it. I had fun finding and learning the info too.

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      Alecia Murphy 3 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I actually got R&B and Rock wrong. I guess I have wrongly associate singers with birthplaces and not always where they are now. Surprised to know both R&B and Rock have strong roots in California. The other two, I kind of figured.

      Fun hub!

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      Man of Strength 3 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi Nia,

      This hub was very interesting. The only real easy answer was hip-hop coming from New York. Voted up and interesting.

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      NiaG 3 years ago from Louisville, KY

      A lot of stars were born from one state/country but grew up somewhere else as a child. I was shocked on that one but I guess a lot of people are raised that way. I grew up where I was actually born. So if a star was born somewhere different than where they grew up I checked to see how old they were to see where I should place them. Like Slick Rick was born in England but he was raised in NY and that's where he was discovered. So I put NY. Thanks for playing! Glad you liked it!

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      NiaG 3 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Thanks Man of Strength! I kinda guessed the Country one but still wasn't sure. I was surprised for some reason OK wasn't in the running for it. I don't know why but there wasn't as much as I thought there would be. Thanks for the vote!

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