What other Asian Genre is your favorite?
Besides Kpop, there are other Asian artists out in the world, such as Cpop and Jpop, but those aren’t the only genres in the Asian Pop World. Genres such as Tpop, Vpop, Ppop, Q-Pop, Zpop, and Lpop are outsiders of Asian music. There are many more, but let’s stay with the ones we know. Here are a brief summary of each genre:
Artists: UNINE, WayV, NEXT, Nine Percent, TFBoys, Popu Lady, SING, Rocket Girls, etc
Cpop is an abbreviation for Chinese popular music. Besides pop, C-pop also includes R&B, Ballad, Chinese rock, Chinese hip hop and Chinese Ambient music. Cpop started in the early 1990’s. There arrently three main subgenres in Cpop: Cantopop, Mandopop and Hokkien pop.
Artists: AKB48, Arashi, Perfume, ONE OK ROCK, BABY METAL, FAKY, Generation from Exile Tribe, etc
Jpop is known for their rock and pop groups. Its parent genres are Pop and Japanese ska. Modern J-pop has its roots in traditional
Japanese music, but significantly in 1960s, American pop and rock music led its roots to Jrock groups. The most popular styles of Jpop music included technopop: 1970s–1980s, City pop: 1980s, Shibuya-kei: 1990s.
Artists: UNI-5, MONSTAR, LIME, Lip B, D1verse: *Soloist as well
Vietnamese pop music was influenced early on by the large U.S. military presence in South Vietnam. Its roots were also followed by Cpop, Jpop, and Kpop. Early years of Vpop, it was limited to Nhạc trẻ Sài Gòn (Youth music of Saigon). As it grows, it continues to be a name for underground music. Until early 2000’s, it got its name like Kpop, Ppop, Cpop, etc.
Artists: ZBoys, ZGirls
Z–Pop is a newborn genre in Asia, where the Z comes from “Generation Z” The Z–pop stars is a collaboration between Asian unity and K-pop stars. It started in 2019 which only consists of Z-Boys & Z-Girls .
Artists: Ninety One, MADMEN, JUZIM, CRYSTALZ, Newton, Black Dial, EQ, Ayanat
Qazaq pop or Kazakh pop is a music genre in Kazakhstan. It’s a modern form of Kazakhstani popular music sung in Kazakh. Qpop mixes in the elements of Western pop music, Kazakhstani Hip-Hop, EDM, R&B, Toi-pop, and the Kpop. It started in 2015, with the first group leading to be Ninety One. Since then, more and more groups have come to form.
Artists: Side A, SB19, 1st One, MNL48, BoybandPH: *Soloist as well
Filipino pop is a popular contemporary music genre in the Philippines born from the OPM genre. It began in the 1970s, where Filipino pop roots from a broader genre, Original Pilipino Music. Filipino pop songs mainly referred to songs popularized since the 1960s, especially ballad.
Artists: GaiA, Sweat16, TRINITY, Deluxe, FFK, Boyscout ” * Soloist as well
TPOP is a genre of Thai music alike to western pop. It was known as String music in 1970s–90s. It took over mainstream popularity during the 1990s and has since dominated the Thai music industry. Since 1980s, it blends with other genres, such as Disco, Funk, and Dance.
Artists: Ten2Five, Slank, PeterPan, Noah, JKT48, Dewa 19
Artists: Euphoria, Usha Uthup, Sonu Nigam, Silk Route, Aryans
Artists: LaoNavy, TelerBoy,CELLs, Molam Lao
Artists: Jonele, TheNight, Birai, Youngkiss
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