My favourite artists now are:
Xavier Rudd (all time favourite)
Mumford & Sons (very close second)
Angus & Julia Stone
The Paper Kites
Buena Vista Social Club
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (long before it was a joke on Mean Girls)
...amongst many others.
I've always enjoyed latin, son cubano, jazz, folk/indie folk, accoustic, bit of reggae (love Bob), classical, world, alternative rock...loads of different genres. I dislike metal, heavy metal, rap, R&B, electronic, dance and all country.
In my younger days I loved alternative music and a lot of pop. My favouite bands were Backstreet Boys, Hanson and The Spice Girls However, the CD I listened to the most was Enya (Celtic/New age music). I also listened to heaps of world and classic throughout childhood and into my teens.