This is a list of J-pop artist and groups. Originally an evolution of jazz, and coined New Music, the style went on to become known as City Pop, music with an urban theme. Later called Japan-made Pop, the term was shortened to J-pop and now encompasses a wide range of musical styles and genres. J-pop represents modern pop culture music originating from the country or musical talent of Japan.
Japanese pop music (known as J-pop) is a mashup of traditional Japanese music influenced by 1960s American pop and rock music and modern pop music. While the J-pop genre was initially influenced by foreign music (The Beatles were are huge influence in the 60s), these days, J-pop artists have a sound that is all their own and highly influential in their own right. J-pop music has been immensely influential to other musicals styles - especially those in other parts of Asia. Fittingly, the term J-pop has changed from describing just Western-style Japanese music to many other genres of Japanese music.
Perfume Double A-side Single 「Relax In The City / Pick Me Up」
Perfume is one of the most successful J-pop bands and has sold over 3 million records to date.
If you like girl bands, you sure won't resist these most popular Japanese girl bands that we got listed for you! Japanese music is slowly but steady finding its audience outside Japan in the last decade. It seems that language barriers are not a problem at all for fans of Japanese music outside its home country.
"Gimme Chocolate" by BabyMetal (2015)
Babymetal uniquely combines elements of J-pop with heavy metal.
This is something that I’ve actually been meaning to do for some time but have somehow neglected to do so. Actually, I meant to list my “Top 20” aka The JPM Way but I was too tired to do it. So yeah, in the future, there may be a Top 11-20 Fav Jpop Artists.
"Dance With Me Now" by E-girls (2015)
E-girls has 20 members and includes all the members of Dream, Happiness and Flower.
J-pop, short for Japanese pop, is, according to Wikipedia, a loosely-defined musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s. Modern J-pop has its roots in 1960s music such as The Beatles and replaced kayokyoku (“Lyric Singing Music”, a term for Japanese pop music from the 1920s to the 1980s) in the Japanese music scene. The term was coined by the Japanese media to distinguish Japanese music from foreign music, and now refers to most Japanese popular music.”