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Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.[4] The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.

Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as urban, dance, rock, Latin, and country; nonetheless, there are core elements that define pop music. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and hooks.

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Dua Lipa (/ˈdə ˈlpə/; Albanian pronunciation: [dua liːpa]; born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter and model.[5][6] Her musical career began at age 16, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group, and released her first single soon after. In December 2016, a documentary about Lipa was commissioned by The Fader magazine, titled See in Blue.[7] In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award.[8] Her self-titled debut studio album was released on 2 June 2017. The album spawned seven singles, including the top-10 single "Be the One" and the number-one single "New Rules".

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Niall James Horan (born 13 September 1993) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the boy band One Direction.[1] In 2010, Horan auditioned as a solo artist for British televised singing competition The X Factor. After being eliminated as a solo performer, Horan joined four other contestants to form One Direction. The band has released five commercially successful albums, performed on four worldwide tours, and won a number of awards.

In 2016, Horan signed a recording deal as a solo artist with Capitol Records. Horan has released the singles "This Town" and "Slow Hands" from his forthcoming debut studio album Flicker, scheduled to be released on 20 October 2017.

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Pop Music’s Feature Problem
  –  November 30, 2017
Over the course of a 15-year career, Maroon 5, the million-selling pop act, have released just one single featuring a rapper or R&B singer. So it was surprising when, in the lead-up to their recently released album Red Pill Blues, they put out four such ...
Taking his 'Pop' out of the pop music roundup
  –  November 30, 2017
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's a little bit harder to live up to the anti-authority spirit of rock and roll when your dad is standing in front of you. Xander Nelson joined his Pop, Lee Nelson, on the Thursday's MORNING REPORT for his weekly Rage 'N ...
Smerz release the glitch-pop gem 'Have Fun'
  –  November 30, 2017
who have proven their stylish and unique abilities at erratic art-pop with a modern outlook. Their minimal stylings have caught the attention of the finest purveyors of forward-thinking music, XL, who are putting out this single, as well as NTS Radio ...
'Voice SA' winner Craig Lucas on debut album, pop sound and love of music
  –  November 30, 2017
Patrick Soon-Shiong, son of Chinese immigrants to SA, is the world’s richest doctor and the wealthiest resident of Los Angeles. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stiglitz about his latest book and his take on the world and South Africa.
Pop Rocks: Music created by this young duo stands out
  –  November 30, 2017
I, as a rule, do not listen to demos. I do not listen to rough mixes, live videos or acoustic sketches. I do not listen to anything that might be considered incomplete and I certainly never comment on them. I consider it unfair to the artist. That is not ...
Pop Music’s Favorite Party Girl
  –  November 30, 2017
Remember back in the 1990s when Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were in a constant media-spun battle for the title of “Princess of Pop?” Fast forward to today: Those days of bubble-gum fresh, manufactured pop stars rivaling for an imaginary tiara ...
Ben Diesel and the Stars Go Out Team Up for Pop-Punk Get Splitfaced EP
  –  November 30, 2017
"Joe is real pop-punk at heart, so he just totally got the energy," says ... but it's also a good reminder that this style of music has legs beyond your favorite bands from junior high. "Every time I put together a show, I'm like, 'Man, I don't know ...
Jay-Z’s Producer No I.D. on the Grammys: ‘Urban Culture Is Now Pop Culture’
  –  November 30, 2017
When you see this current crop of nominees, which has been praised for its diversity, what does it tell you about where popular music is in 2017? What they call urban culture is now pop culture. Sometimes the weather changes, the seasons change.
On “Mirror Touch,” Wild Ones’ Emotional Electro Pop Is Smart, Sophisticated and Big Enough for Radio
  –  November 30, 2017
The buildup is an outlier on an album that's more interested in steady movement than pulsing crescendos, but the end product is proof that Wild Ones can dip their toes in pop music's most accessible waters and still come out seeming smart and sophisticated.
Music teachers form indie-pop band in Las Vegas
  –  November 30, 2017
Every member of Teddi and the Northern Lights, a local indie-pop band from Las Vegas, is an accomplished musician in their own way. Vocalist/guitar player Teddi Tarnoff is a classically trained opera singer. Drummer Jeremy Strawn teaches drumline at ...
Pop Life: Family ties music business together
  –  November 29, 2017
Now that pop music careers can surpass the 50-year mark, the role of facilitators - managers, producers and administrative personnel - grows in importance. For many musicians, support is found close to home.
Built to Spill, Shamir and more join Noise Pop festival bill
  –  November 29, 2017
The Album Leaf will perform in the Noise Pop Festival in February. The 26th annual Noise Pop Music Festival has announced the second phase of its eclectic 2018 lineup, featuring indie rock veterans Built to Spill, Cambodian psychedelic pop act Dengue Fever ...
Walk the Moon delivers pop-tinged rock
  –  November 29, 2017
Walk the Moon is practically an endangered species in the music industry these days. It’s a rock band that gets played on pop radio. The Cincinnati-based quartet owned the pop airwaves in the summer of 2015 with the inescapable “Shut Up and Dance ...
Lady Gaga is more than a provocateur. She's the best live performer in pop
  –  November 29, 2017
The MTV Video Music Awards. Her peers have played these stages ... are master classes in living, breathing pop artistry. When the pressure’s on and the cameras are running, "you definitely want to make a performance that everyone remembers," said ...
St. Vincent's shift to sexy pop thumps proudly in concert (PHOTOS)
  –  November 29, 2017
delightfully pop-savvy followup to her self-titled breakthrough -- you may recall "St. Vincent" earned the artist born Annie Clark a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2015. Before a packed house at the Electric Factory, Clark instead took it ...
Inside Pop Ep. 102 - Life Defining Music, National African American Museum
  –  November 29, 2017
This is our final regular episode of the year and we are both sharing AND caring! First Sean shares his experience visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He describes what it likes to visit this incredible new ...
4 moments from Jingle Ball, arguably the biggest pop-star concert of the year in Dallas
  –  November 29, 2017
In today's melting pot of pop music, there are plenty of effects like Auto-Tune that commercialize the category, filling gaps where vocals fall short. But listen closely and there are a host of artists still relying on their raw talent, musicality and ...
Stranger things happen when retro music infiltrates pop culture
  –  November 29, 2017
The holidays are a time of year that’s intrinsically laden with nostalgia. However, life also feels somewhat like a John Carpenter horror film if you pay any attention to current events, and that may be why the Netflix series Stranger Things has been so ...
Thornton students showcase melding of Latin and pop music
  –  November 29, 2017
On Monday night, USC Thornton School of Music students held their Latin Pop Showcase, a live event that featured performances of iconic pop songs with influences from the Caribbean, Mexico and Colombia. This showcase served as a final assessment for the ...
Pop country crooner Chris Lane sets Pub Station ballroom date
  –  November 29, 2017
Listen to one moment of Chris Lane's signature falsetto, and it's clear there's a new vocal range in country music. In Lane's hands ... sound that both thrills country fans and encourages pop faithfuls to dip a toe into his side of the Mason-Dixon.
After years of pop music wins, 2018 Grammy nominations favor hip hop and R&B
  –  November 28, 2017
The most Grammy-nominated album this year is a personal rap album from the perspective of a 47-year-old dad of three: Jay-Z’s “4:44,” his most critically celebrated album in years, took the lead on Tuesday with eight nods. The 60th annual Grammy ...
Miley Cyrus Admits to Not Liking Her Own Pop Music “Most of the Time”
  –  November 28, 2017
Miley Cyrus is one of the world’s biggest pop stars, but according to the singer herself, she doesn’t really like pop music. The Voice coach made the admission on the NBC show Monday night, revealing that oftentimes she doesn’t like her own music.
Miley Cyrus Doesn't Like Her Own Pop Music Most of the Time
  –  November 28, 2017
Miley Cyrus revealed how she really feels about pop music on The Voice tonight! The 25-year-old “Malibu” singer and coach on the singing competition show opened up while reflecting on her team member Brooke Simpson‘s performance of Pink‘s “What ...
Miley Cyrus: 'I don't like my pop music most of the time'
  –  November 28, 2017
Miley Cyrus revealed she's not a fan of her own music as she coached one of her team members on U.S. TV show The Voice on Monday night (27Nov17). The 25-year-old singer was speaking to Brooke Simpson about her performance of Pink's tune What About Us when ...
McCann’s AI creative director made a music video for a Japanese pop band before the music was written
  –  November 28, 2017
McCann’s AI creative director, AI-CD β, created a music video brief for Japanese pop band Magical Punchline based on the optimal elements it needed, before the band set off to create four songs for the video. McCann was briefed on the task in September ...
Lady Gaga Shows Pop Stars Can Evolve Too
  –  November 28, 2017
Props to Swift for venturing outside her comfort zone. Pop music often gets chided as safe and predictable. As evidenced by the recent evolutions of artists like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry, this is inaccurate. Each artist could have ...
Ella Joy Meir of Iris Lune Talks Multicultural Pop and Melding Heritage With Music
  –  November 28, 2017
Ella Joy Meir, an Israeli-born queer woman, is a force to be reckoned with. The leader of the Brooklyn art-pop outfit Iris Lune, she’s been everywhere from Tel Aviv to Boston, having finally settled down in New York with her wife, spawning the band’s ...
Harry Styles Loves This Country-Pop Singer’s Fashion and It’s Not Taylor Swift
  –  November 28, 2017
Style recently jetted off to Shanghai, China, where he performed at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (below) and it’s there that he dropped the amazing pop culture bomb. “I think both music and fashion, [my] main influence was probably Shania ...


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