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World music also called global music or international music  is a Western musical category encompassing many different styles of music from other parts of the globe. It includes many forms of music that Westerners consider ethnic, indigenous music , folk music , neotraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition, such as non-Western music and Western popular music , intermingle. World music's inclusive nature and elasticity as a musical category may pose some obstacles to a universal definition, but its ethic of interest in the culturally exotic is encapsulated in fRoots magazine's description of the 'genre' as "local music from out there". The term was popularized in the s as a marketing category for non-Western traditional music. The term has been credited to ethnomusicologist Robert E. Brown , who coined it in the early s at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he developed undergraduate through doctoral programs in the discipline. To enhance the learning process John Hill , he invited more than a dozen visiting performers from Africa and Asia and began a world music concert series. One is that it consists of "all the music in the world", though such a broad definition renders the term virtually meaningless.
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These lists bring together , individual chart runs most representing many weekly chart entries, of course about the most popular , songs and 82, albums released since the year The source data includes all the hits of 36, song artists and 21, album artists. The site lists the top songs and albums from most years , as well as every song or album that has been a hit anywhere for the top artists including their collaborations. Every entry includes a complete list of the charts that it featured in, and a complete list of original sources is provided. There is also a complete list of the songs that were number 1 for any month from Jan to Dec in the USA, UK and a range of other countries. The site also supplies answers to the questions of who were the world's greatest song and album chart acts of all time, some informed guesses about the biggest selling albums of all time and a whole host of other analysis. Any data consolidation task of this size is a constant battle against the errors in the original sources. The data is continually being expanded to add new charts, correct issues and identify other interesting ways to look at the information.