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    Have you ever wondered what kind of music kids across the Pacific Ocean are listening to? Are they crazy about Britney Spears? Do they love the Backstreet Boys? Or do they dance to Eminem?
    Well, nearly 6,000 teens have taken part in a Teens && Music study, conducted by USA Weekend magazine last autumn. And the results show what type of music is hot and what is not.
    It comes as no surprise that hip-hop and rap are the most popular types of music among American teenagers. They began in the mid-1970s, with young black kids in New York taking music onto the streets. Hip-hop and rap are well-known for the breakdancing (霹雳舞) that goes with them.
    The word “rap” comes from a 1960s slang (俚语) word for conversation. It is a rapid, slangy rhyme that is spoken rather than sung.
    Eminem is among the most popular rappers ever to hit the US. His first album “The Marshall Mathers LP” topped the American music chart (排行榜) in May 2000. Although about a third of teens in the US showed their support for him, almost as many said that his music was
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