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Black Music in the 2010s

Black Music in the 2010s- to put it simply, is inescapable. From Rap, R&B, Neo Soul, and even Pop and Country, Black artists have dominated the billboard charts. In the 2010s, Black music has done more than solely entertain, it has continued to be a form of protest against anti-Black systems, and has unapologetically rejected the world of respectability politics. Black music today epitomizes deviance and creativity, and continues to shape what American Pop Culture is.

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Artist List

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Lil Wayne
Janelle Monae
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Daniel Caesar
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2010s Music Video Mashup

BillBoard Charts:
Top 10 Songs from black artists for Each Year

5. OMG – Usher ft. Will.i.am

6. Airplanes – B.o.B ft. Haley Williams 

9. Dynamite – Taio Cruz 

10. Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris 

11. Nothing On You – B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars

13. BedRock – Young Money ft. Llyod 

14. In My Head – Jason Derulo

15. Rude Boy – Rihanna 

18. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars 

21. Empire State of Mind – Jay Z ft. Alicia Keys

2. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO 

6. Grenade – Bruno Mars

8. Super Bass- Nicki Minaj 

12. S&M – Rihanna 

20. What’s My Name – Rihanna Ft. Drake 

21. Look At Me Now – Chris Brown 

22. Jeremih – Down On Me

23. How To Love – Lil Wayne 

26. The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars

28. The Show Goes On – Lupe Fiasco 

8. We Found Love – Rihanna 

9. Starships – Nicki Minaj 

11. Wild Ones – Flo Rida Ft. Sia

12. Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO

16. Good Feeling – Flo Rida 

17. Whistle – Flo Rida

20. The Motto – Drake 

21. Where Have You Been – Rihanna 

23. Take Care – Drake Ft. Rihanna 

26. It Will Rain – Bruno Mars 

8. When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

11. Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars 

13. Stay – Rihanna Ft. Mikky Ekko 

22. Holy Grail – Jay Z

23. Scream & Shout – Will.i.am 

27. Diamonds – Rihanna

30. Treasure – Bruno Mars 

32. Started From The Bottom – Drake 

39. Love Me – Lil Wayne

41. F**kin Problems – A$AP Rocky

1. Happy – Pharell Williams 

3. All Of Me – John Legend 

6. Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo 

14. Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz

30. Loyal – Chris Brown

35. Drunk In Love – Beyonce Ft. Jay z

36. Anaconda – Nicki Minaj 

40. Wiggle – Jason Derulo

42. Don’t Tell Em – Jeremih 

43. Show Me – Kid Ink Ft. Chris Brown

3. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa 

4. Trap Queen – Fetty Wap 

8. Watch Me – Silento 

9. Earned it (Fifty Shades of Grey) – The Weeknd

10. The Hills – The Weeknd

11. Cheerleader – OMI

12. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

17. Want To Want Me – Jason Derulo

21. 679 – Fetty Wap

24. Post To Be – Omarion 

3. One Dance – Drake 

4. Work – Rihanna Ft. Drake 

6. Panda – Desiigner 

13. Needed Me – Rihanna 

14. My House – Flo Rida 

24. Hotline Bling – Drake 

29. Too Good – Drake Ft. Rihanna 

30. Low Life – Future Ft. The Weeknd

32. The Hills – The Weeknd

34. Broccoli – D.R.A.M Ft. Lil Yahcty 

3. That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars 

4. Humble – Kendrick Lamar

6. Bad and Boujee -Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert

12. I’m The One – DJ Khaled Ft. Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, & Justin Bieber

13. X.O Tour Life – Lil Uzi 

14. Mask Off – Future 

15. Unforgettable – French Montana Ft. Swae Lee

16. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

18. Wild Thoughts – Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller 

19. Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane 

1.God’s Plan – Drake 

9. In My Feelings -Drake 

11. Nice For What – Drake 

12. Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD

14. Finesse – Bruno Mars Ft. Cardi B

15. Boo’d Up – Ella Mai

17. Sad! – XXXTENTACION

19. Love Lies – Khalid & Normani 

23. Look Alive – Blockboy JB Ft. Drake 

25. Yes Indeed – Lil Baby Ft. Drake 

Artists on the Rise

2010s Hits & Socioeconomic Effects on Black Music

Group Members :

  •  Jada Bowden
  •  Jasmine
  •  Trishana
  • Twanesha
  •  Jordan Bogans
  •  Ciara Terry
  •  Amanda
  • Alana Edmond
  •  Kendall Jones
  •  Elyse
  • Taylor
  • Jordan
  • Nina
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