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Characteristics of Pop

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Lesly Calle

on 13 March 2014

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Characteristics of Pop
History of Pop Music
The genre of pop developed around the 1950s in the United States and by the 1960s pop music was able to gain popularity around the world. Early Pop music was influenced by the beat, arrangements, and styles of rock & roll. As a result, during the early emergence of pop music, both the musical elements of pop and rock and roll combined. Throughout the 1950s, records that were influenced by rock and roll became the most popular music which ended up dominating the music charts.
During this time, Musicians whose songs were influenced by rock and roll . . .
attracted the largest audience in concerts and
had their songs frequently played on the radio.

One Direction is a boy band, it consist of 5 boys who are Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne. In 2010, they auditioned for the X-Factor, and were put into group. They later on became famous!

Fun Facts about the Genre
The word “pop” is an abbreviation of the word popular.
Pop music is considered one of the few genres that’s accepted world wide.
There is no precise definition for pop music because the genre of pop is constantly changing.
The phrase “pop music” was first coined around the middle of the 1920s” (Member One Music 1) and it referred to songs that were favorable at the time.

By: Lesly, Maria, Winnie, Sadia, Ewelina, Katelyn, Francheska
Music Project: Pop
Throughout the years, the musical genre of pop has proved to be highly favored by many around the world. The immense popularity of pop music, in part, has to do with its musical characteristics of being catchy, short, simple and melodic.
Pop songs tend to consist of a verse and a repeated chorus
They are generally between 2 ½ and 5 ½ minutes in length and use a combination of rhythms that are “dance oriented” and energetic aim to satisfy the “broadest-possible audience."
Common instruments utilized by pop artists include the electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and the keyboard.
One Direction
Armando Christian Pérez
Born on January 15, 1981, in Miami, Florida
American Recording artist and Latin Gammy winning rapper
Released 7 albums and 1 EP
Pitbull was the featured speaker at the official opening of the new charter middle and high school Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM), which he helped build on August 19, 2013 in Miami's Little Havana, the neighborhood where he grew up. The school will be run by the non-profit Mater Academy.
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s inspirations as a singer include Madonna, Michael Jackson, the Queen and David Bowie.
Lady Gaga's stage name is a tribute to the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga."
She developed a passion for music, by learning to play the piano by ear at 4 and composing her own ballads by the age of 13
Before burning up the charts with hits from her debut album The Fame, she was a college dropout who performed in Manhattan clubs.
After being signed she scored five Grammy nominations, and takes home best dance recording and best electronic/dance album at the ceremony.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
October 25, 1984, near Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Pop, rock, dance, electronic
Vocals, guitar, piano
Married to Russell Brand
Princess of pop
Katy Perry
Demi Lovato
Little Mix
Demi Lovato started on Barney and Friends and then went on to be a Disney star when she landed a role on the movie Camp Rock. She went to rehab later for drug abuse, eating disorder, and self harm. In 2012 she became a judge on The X Factor.
Little Mix are a British four-piece girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall. They were formed exclusively for the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011, and became the first group to win the competition. Following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records and released a cover of Damien Rice's "Cannonball" as their winner's single.
Little Mix released their debut album DNA on 19 November 2012. It charted in the top 5 in eight countries, including number two in the UK, and at number four on the US Billboard 200. This made Little Mix the first girl group since The Pussycat Dolls to reach the U.S. top 5 with their debut album, as well as earning the highest debut U.S. chart position by a British girl group, breaking the record previously held by the Spice Girls, whose 1996 debut Spice charted at number five.As of October 2013, Little Mix have sold over 4 million singles and over 2.5 million albums worldwide.
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