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Helene Fischer, schlager superstar: the richest singer you've never heard of - The Guardian

In its down-home sensibilities, schlager is country music's spiritual twin, and Fischer has given it an aggressive synth-pop update, as if she were the German Taylor Swift. But where Swift's pop evolution made her cool, it is hard to overstate how ...

Nina McIntire blends classical with pop - Casper Star-Tribune Online

“She makes Classical as exciting as a pop hit and her Pop-compositions are refreshingly classy,” according to an Artcore press release. “Overcoming stylistic boundaries, her music benefits multi-generational listeners and transmits message of unity and ...

K-Pop in Philadelphia: Monsta X's IM chats Jingle Ball, the rise of the genre and more - PennLive.com

Jingle Ball is getting a monster dose of K-pop. The iHeartMedia touring music festival will be featuring South Korean hip hop group Monsta X this year. It's the first time the show will include a Korean pop act and the first time Monsta X has performed ...

Katy Perry Is the Year's Highest-Paid Female Musician, but Probably Not for Long - Vanity Fair

She hasn't spent the year dominating headlines, awards shows, or red carpets the way she has in the past, but Katy Perry is getting the last laugh in 2018: Forbes has named the 34-year-old pop star as the highest-paid woman in music for the year. The ...

How Kane Brown Balances Old School Country With Pop Beats on 'Experiment' - Rolling Stone

As a prime example, he recalls the reaction of some pop music fans to him appearing on the Cabello remix. “Some of the pop fans will be like 'Who is this guy?' because they supposedly don't listen to country music,” he says. “But I feel like every ...

Pop Is Not A Dirty Word: Piers Morgan, stop slut-shaming women in pop - NME.com (blog)

That might be a hard thing for Piers and Julia to come to terms with – after all, pop music has been prolifically unkind to its women in the past – but that's the era this idiotic, bigoted pair are stuck in. Things have changed. Women nowadays have a ...

Pop-punk Babes Broadside Touching Down at Alamo City Music Hall - San Antonio Current

For a genre that can be downright annoying, these dudes know how to put together well-written music that's danceable and full of interesting dynamics to draw listeners deeper than the pop melodies. Catch the boys with With Confidence, Sleep On It and ...

How pop music can be used to help bring history alive in schools - 702

It is argued that people engage better with music more than with books. Someone might not read a book on “Black Lives Matter” – the movement started in 2013 that grew in opposition to violence against black Americans – but they will engage with an ...

Electric Dreams: Welcome To KRÍA's Ice Pop - Reykjavík Grapevine

Lately she has been playing both local and international gigs on a regular basis, gaining a reputation for her visually pleasing, powerful and emotional live performances, which mix colourful and otherworldly visuals and electronic pop music that she ...

Larger than life times at the Artrix - Worcester News

Pop makes promises it can't keep, and soon they'll discover they have more in common than their taste in tunes.” Pop Music is presented by Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in association with Latitude Festival. It's a new play directed ...

Nigeria: God Has Big Plans for Me - Davido - AllAfrica.com

Ahead of his 26th birthday celebration, Nigerian pop music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has revealed that God has big plans for him. According to the 'Assurance' crooner who is currently gearing up for his forthcoming annual music ...

Nigeria: I Sometimes Feel Depressed With Low Self-Esteem - Tiwa Savage - AllAfrica.com

Queen of afro-pop music, Tiwa Savage, has revealed that in spite of the glitz and glamour she displays on social media, she sometimes feels depressed by low self-esteem. According to the 'Ma Lo' crooner who recently floored Davido, Fally Ipupa, others, ...

Mom and Pop Shop—Small Box Music, A Place That Sounds Good - Toledo City Paper

Allison and John Fowler, known affectionately as Mamma Alli and Pops John, started an online music store (smallboxmusic.com) in 2015. Now they've opened their first brick-and-mortar shop in downtown Maumee with characteristic custom-made, vintage, ...

Zico On Being a K-pop Rapper, Working with IU & His Carefree Way with Genres - Billboard

Over the past seven years, Zico has made himself a household name in the South Korean music scene. As both a soloist and as the leader of K-pop boy band Block B, the 26-year-old has transcended stereotypes in the industry to go onto becoming one of ...

Aaron Carter Disses Justin Bieber: I 'Paved The Way' For Him & He 'NEVER' Paid Me Back - Hollywood Life

Aaron Carter, 30, enjoyed his fame in the pop music scene in the '90s and early 2000s, and Justin Bieber, 24, picked up from there after debuting My World in 2009. One pretty blonde handed the baton to another, but as the predecessor, Aaron isn't ...

Music - Metropolis Japan

They are an outsider, heavily shaped by the music and pop culture of Japan, that has managed to become a regular in the community by putting their own French touch on technicolor electro-pop. But they've also used a strong following outside of Japan to ...

Katy Perry edges out former foe Taylor Swift to top Forbes' highest-paid women in music list - Yahoo Entertainment

Now that they're friends, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will want to pop the champagne together for this one. The just-released Forbes list of the year's highest-paid women in music features both artists. Perry raked in $83 million, before taxes ...

K-pop and Latin: Why the time is now for foreign language hits - BBC News

At a time of Brexit and divisive world politics, something has happened with the UK chart. While other European countries and America have traditionally been more open to music in languages other than their own, the British charts have been fairly ...

The Return of Red Bull Music SoundClash: Pop vs Rock - A History in Making - Red Bull

In an epic clash of a lifetime, Red Bull Music brings to you, the gurus of the Pop and Rock of Pakistan. For the first time ever, watch the legends come together for the ultimate battle of the genres. The stage has been set and Red Bull Pakistan is ...

Hit106.9's Nick, Jess & Simon will change how you listen to music with 'Every Pop Song' - Radio Today (Aust & NZ)

Nick, Jess and Simon, with help from regular guest Kalyn Ponga, have released their own tune called 'Every Pop Song (in 2 minutes)' poking fun at the tried and tested tropes that make up pop music. They explore cliches including “a nice short intro ...

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s as a softer alternative to rock and roll. 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 synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were increasingly used in opposition from each other.

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s as a softer alternative to rock and roll. 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 synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were increasingly used in opposition 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 the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and hooks.