A history of pop music

what is pop music ?

Did you know that the term pop is an abbreviated form of the word popular ? pop music is popular by definition, that's what the word means. pop music as we know it today can be traced back to the 1950s. In the earlier decades, although there did exist popular forms of music, you would not recognize much similarity to what is known today as pop music.


"Popular music, known as pop music began in U.S. In the 1930 with a lively new music called swing. Bing Crosby and Frank SInatra sang with big swing bands and later became solo stars. During the 1950s, rock and roll, a louder and more exciting type of Pop music emerged. With songs about youthful rebellion and teenage love. Pop music became more known and popular threw the Jackson 5 and Michale Jackson him self. Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana; Michael Jackson’s father saw talent in the young Michael Jackson and decided to use him in his music. He added the young Michael Jackson to the Jackson five. Later on Michael Jackson proved to be an exceptional singer. He was made the lead singer of the Jackson five. Even with this, that young Jackson as he was called seemed to have some personality problems. Michael Jackson was verbally and physically abused by his dad, this broke the young guys spirit. At the age of 13, the young Michael Jackson released or launched his solo or single career in addition to his work with the Jackson five. Then the Jackson five released songs such as ‘‘I want back ‘’, ‘’the love you saved’’, and ‘’ I will be there’’. These singers were full of energy and were making it. The father of the Jackson five Joe himself played guitar for a band called the falcons and when he realized that his off springs had talent he decided to produce them and take them to heights. They performed on talent shows and on opening acts on bills which took them to Harlem’s Apollo Theater. They won an amateur night competition in 1967. But through all this the young Michael Jackson proved himself to be exceptional. He was kind of like a sheep in the mist of Goats. There is no way you will mistake a sheep for a goat. This is exactly how Michael Jackson was, he was exceptional. The Jackson five went from 0 to 10. Now they were on radio stations and they were also commanding bout 20,000 seats at their concerts. Though thier fame is how Pop became more popular than it already was.
Jackson 5 "I Want You Back/ABC" Live 1972 (Reelin' In The Years Archives)
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back - The Ed Sullivan Show


One or two influential artists in this genre is Micheal Jackson and Jermain Jackson. They both started making music when they were in the Jackson 5. Both brothers became famous after the record deal given to them in 1968 by CEO Berry Gordy. Michael Jackson and Jermain Jackson are important because they made Pop music go world wide and without them Pop music wouldn't be as popular as it is now.


One Canadian artist that is making pop music right now is Avril Lavigne. She was born 27 September 1984. She is a Canadian French singer and songwriter. She was born in belleville, Ontario and spent most of her youth in the town a town called greater napawe. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with shania Twain. Then by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with arista Records worth more than $2 million. In 2002, when Avril was 17 years old, Lavigne entered the music industry with her debut album "Let Go," becoming one of the most popular pop punk artists. A reason she earned her reputation of a " skater punk" and " pop punk princess". Since her professional debut she has sold more than 30 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide.
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Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend