For the first time in history, hip-hop has surpassed rock to become the most popular music genre, according to Nielsen

Frazer Harrison/Getty For the first time, hip-hop surpassed rock as the most popular genre in the US last year, according to Nielsen’s year-end report. Eight of the top ten most popular artists came from the hip-hop/R&B genre, with Drake and Kendrick Lamar taking the first and second spot, respectively. Nielsen noted that the growth of […]

US Senate confirms Kirstjen Nielsen as DHS secretary

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 22:21 In a 62-37 vote Tuesday, the US Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee, Kirstjen Nielsen, to head the Department of Homeland Security. Nielsen will assume the post after serving under former DHS Secretary John Kelly who became Trump’s chief of staff and brought along Nielsen as his deputy in […]

Nielsen: Esports fans follow an average of 5.7 games

Nielsen has been a trusted researcher of television habits for decades, and now it has begun to explore the popularity of esports. In its first in-depth report on the industry, Nielsen found that the audience is growing fast, but esports fans are unique and hard to pin down compared to traditional sports. For starters, esports […]