The Decade In Music: 2010s NPR Music and All Songs Considered look back at the stories that mattered in the 2010s.

The Decade In Music: 2010sThe Decade In Music: 2010s

Clockwise from upper left: Kendrick Lamar, Mitski, Beyoncé from the Lemonade cover, Janelle Monáe, Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Bon Iver Courtesy of the artists except Kendrick Lamar, Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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Listener Picks From The Decade

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The 2010s: A Music-Making Evolution And Revolution

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Luis Fonsi (left) and Daddy Yankee perform "Despacito" during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018. Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS hide caption

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The Rise Of Urbano In The 2010s: An Alt.Latino/All Songs Considered Crossover

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Young M.A relies on her fans to support her independent career, but the power dynamic often leaves her in the lurch. Noah Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In The 2010s, Music Fans Asserted Their Power, But The Industry Caught On

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Luis Fonsi (left) and Daddy Yankee perform "Despacito" during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018. Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS hide caption

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The 2010s: Latinx Music Before And After 'Despacito'

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Pianist and producer Robert Glasper has spent much of the past decade reconnecting jazz with popular black music, transforming the work of artists like rapper Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and Brittany Howard. Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2010s: A Jazz Revival In Black Music

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The 2010s: The Globalization Of Music

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Lady Gaga performs her song "Born This Way" during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 13, 2011. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2010s: Queer Goes Mainstream

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The 2010s: The Rise Of Bandcamp

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The 2010s: Classical Music's Decade Of Reckoning

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Drake performing at the 2015 OVO Festival at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada. His now legendary beef that year with the rapper Meek Mill was waged over social media, fed in part by memes made by super fans or stans. George Pimentel/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2010s: Social Media And The Birth Of Stan Culture

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