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Pop music originated in its modern form in the 1950s, deriving
from rock and roll. Pop music as a genre is very eclectic, the
genre borrows elements from other styles of music including
dance, urban, rock, Latin and country. Some popular pop
King of pop
Michael Jackson was in the music industry from 1964 to 2009.
He began his solo career from the Jackson 5 in 1971.
Jackson’s tours included:
• Bad (1987–89)
• Dangerous World Tour (1992–93)
• HIStory World Tour (1996–97)
• This Is It (2009–2010) (cancelled)
Queen of pop
Britany spears is the queen of pop. Britany released her first
ever single on September 30th, 1998, Baby One More Time. In
November, 1998, the single hit #1 in the Billboard Hot 100.
The song and the video hit reached a world record for being a
debut single by a new artist to have achieved #1 around the
world. Even better she achieved this will only physical sales.
There wasn’t anything such as iTunes or digital downloads at
that time. Britany sells out tours and has a collection of #1
Pop music over the years has slowly pushed the boundaries of
what's right and what's wrong. For example, pop stars such as
Miley Cyrus has broken through the media by portraying herself
and a figure that is more provocative. She has done this by
the clothing she wears on stage and the acts she performs. As
more attention is on the star she can create trends, such as
twerking, which is now in the dictionary.
Artists also push boundaries with the lyrics they are singing
making them more risky and for a higher target audience.
Lower age of target audience
Boy bands and young male singers for a target audience of young
girls and teenage girls are hugely successful as the target
audience is massive and very supportive. For example, pop
music today have the artists such as, One Direction, which have
a following of 20,780,249 on the social media site Twitter
alone. Not including their individual Twitter accounts which
hold even more. Even more popular the young star Justin Bieber
has a whooping 55,347,455 followers on Twitter. Social media
has a huge impact on todays artists as young people today are
obsessed with the social media sites and the internet.