A world of music

Eminem - Lose Yourself. Urban USA
These styles of music evolved in the 1970s in New York and Los Angeles. Black youths started to mix rhythms and melodies from existing records and then add poetry about their lives on the streets. The lyrics of their records are often confrontational and competitive, and most of them deal with modern social problems. Eminem is one of the few successful white artists in this type of music.

Shania Twain - You're Still the One. Rural USA
This type of music developed in the 1920s from the folk music of the midwestern states of the USA and it has a distinct 'cowboy' feel to it. Nashville, Tennessee is the official home of this type of music, and it is still growing in popularity today. Garth Brooks, one of its top artists, has sold over 100 million albums and is the most popular solo artist of all time. In recent years Shania Twain has given this music a stylish modern look.

Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry. Jamaica
Popular music is a key part of everyday life in Jamaica, even forming a part of the island's Rastafarian religion. Its superstar was Bob Marley who came to world recognition in the 1970s and 80s, and today Jamaican music has evolved into 'dancehall', an electronic form of dance music.

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