5 Music Trends That Defined the Past Decade

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock (9047986k) Lady Gaga 'Gaga: Five Feet Two' premiere, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - 08 Sep 2017

The 2010s are finally behind us, and time will tell if they go down in history as a great decade for music. They sure were one hell of a ride and gave us several trends that are still making a huge impact.

Latin Craze

Latin artists never stopped dropping amazing music, but their songs finally moved into the mainstream this decade, and they regularly top annual lists of the most viewed YouTube videos.

Epic Collaborations

Collaborations between the artists are nothing new, but social media is making it easier for them to get in touch and plan something amazing together.

EDM Rise

EDM is no longer reserved for the clubs, and it finally reached the stadiums this decade thanks to popularity of Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello and many other world-famous DJs.

Big Break

The days when you needed a contract with a major label to drop an amazing song are thing of the past. SoundCloud, YouTube and similar platforms are making it easier for aspiring musicians to share their material with the world and find a new audience.

Pop Megastars

Social media also led to a rise of a new breed of “ride or die” fans, and Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are only some of the stars who discovered what it’s look to be seen as a pop deity and be adored by the masses.