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Genre: wave

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Wave music is a subgenre of electronic music that combines elements of trap, hip-hop, and ambient music. It is characterized by its slow, melancholic melodies and heavy use of reverb and distortion. The genre often features chopped and screwed vocal samples and sparse percussion. Wave music has gained popularity in recent years, particularly on SoundCloud, and has been associated with a DIY aesthetic and underground culture.

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Wave genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

2000s 1
2008 1
2010s 1703
2011 6
2012 5
2013 38
2014 75
2015 101
2016 208
2017 402
2018 469
2019 399
2020s 1906
2020 420
2021 429
2022 328
2023 564
2024 165
3610 releases

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wave music by decade

Explore wave history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of wave artists

Here is a list of wave artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the wave genre. You can find out what wave genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 60 320570
2 53 139095
3 38 6948
4 47 62334
5 51 30745
6 39 9305
7 45 47646
8 37 17922
9 30 5864
10 28 27121
11 42 13980
12 45 15770
13 37 19500
14 45 35060
15 35 14153
16 42 8452
17 36 19383
18 28 10014
19 41 36422
20 33 26392
21 38 22356
22 42 48025
23 37 33386
24 42 40511
25 31 3036
26 41 2538
27 31 4437
28 40 21717
29 29 8129
30 28 36303
31 29 1815
32 23 3817
33 28 6027
34 29 6709
35 33 11589
36 29 35696
37 30 29865
38 33 19723
39 37 11515
40 31 15839
41 34 7741
42 28 9936
43 35 8130
44 35 7162
45 25 4682
46 25 8317
47 34 14989
48 31 16306
49 22 11106
50 19 10128
51 34 18749
52 24 3491
53 24 7793
54 30 21589
55 33 29030
56 32 2360
57 27 10026
58 27 7103
59 32 6539
60 31 22006
61 31 2758
62 20 2207
63 27 10080
64 30 27687
65 30 11003
66 30 3139
67 29 17368
68 29 10991
69 29 23229
70 29 4614
71 29 4681
72 28 6785
73 28 15637
74 27 4951
75 27 13608
76 27 871
77 22 5412
78 27 10434
79 23 23141
80 21 764
81 26 3020
82 26 4937
83 26 18243
84 25 1977
85 19 6507
86 24 2455
87 24 5080
88 24 6350
89 23 5010
90 23 6736
91 22 3886
92 22 2159
93 20 6798
94 21 6276
95 21 2834
96 20 3481
97 20 9897
98 20 3885
99 20 4161
100 19 3073

wave playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular wave music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.