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popular music

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(Music, other) music having wide appeal, esp characterized by lightly romantic or sentimental melodies. See also pop2
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Noun1.popular music - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)popular music - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
disco, disco music - popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
macumba - popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
pop music, pop - music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
ballroom music, dance music, danceroom music - a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
rap music, hip-hop, rap - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
R and B, rhythm and blues - a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
rockabilly - a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat
rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, rock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
reggae - popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
skiffle - a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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The popular singer has released 11 studio albums (including two dedicated to children), two live albums, one compilation album, two reissues and 48 singles and has appeared in many music videos and commercials.
Compere for the evening is the choir's vice-president Caryl Parry Jones, the popular singer, actor and broadcaster.
Fans of the popular singer expressed their shock and disbelief as they watched their idol falling down mid-performance, with Mediene Fergani writing: "I just had a heart attack, what is going on @elissakh hope you're okay Queen #Elissa.
Dalida became one of the most popular singer in the 1960s globally as she performed in many languages, such as Arabic, Spanish and French amongst others.
The bank's Chief Executive Officer broke into the songs of popular singer, Flavour, which he sang in Igbo Language .
The popular singer wants to open a music studio exclusively signing women.
For the unversed, the singer was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for the 'Most Popular Singer of the Year' category in Mumbai, last year.
The judges headed by the popular singer Balasubramaniam were of great help to groom the young singers to a real professional level in their tender age.
Palette' showcases IU's identity as a popular singer who rose to fame as a girlish teenager and is now ready to mature despite the ups and downs of her career,' said a Billboard review.
The popular singer, songwriter, rapper and radio host well known for her hit songs Bass Down Low, Booty Bounce and In the Dark is among the stars performing on the sidelines of this year's off-track entertainment at the Bahrain Motorsport Festival which features the FIA World Endurance Championship's Bapco Six Hours of Bahrain.
The Fleurieu Folk Festival will feature more than 50 acts in Willunga Recreation Park including: A performance from popular singer and songwriter Archie Roach on Friday 21 October.
The main event was held at Ancient Curium, with the performance by popular singer Alkistis Protopsalti.