Pop music (short
for popular music) emerged around the era of Elvis, in the 1950’s.
The pop scene differs depending on your location, European and Asian, or
even Canadian pop stars may not be familiar to people in the US.
Top 40 or mainstream radio is mainly focused on pop.
Pop music has
evolved greatly from when it first emerged. Great legends of pop
are Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Madonna, Elton John, and Michael Jackson.
The popular artists today include “boy bands”, such as the Backstreet Boys
and *N Sync, and teenage blond girls, like Britney Spears and Christina
Aguilera. There was also the Latin pop invasion, which was led by
Ricky Martin, and followed by Enrique Iglesias, Marc Anthony, and Jennifer
Lopez. There are also some artists that are more pop/rock, like Matchbox
Twenty, Vertical Horizon, and Smash Mouth.
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on pop music and its artists, you may want to checi out these sites:
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