Pop dance is a style of dance that incorporates elements of popular music. It is usually upbeat and energetic, and can be danced to by people of all ages.
The genre of pop-influenced dance-oriented music originated in the 1980s as a spinoff of other up-tempo electronic genres such as Hi-NRG and synthpop. Its songs often feature strong beats and easy-to-follow song structures.
Artists such as Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga are credited with establishing the dance-pop genre. It has since gained popularity among young people and has been a major influence on the music industry.
In the 2000s, dance-pop was highly influenced by hip hop and R&B, and was a more prominent genre than it had been during the decade before. During this time, dance-pop artists such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Madonna continued to achieve worldwide success.
K-pop is a popular genre of music that combines Western pop elements with Korean traditions. It frequently features dance routines and singing in Korean lyrics intermixed with some English. In addition to its musical aspects, K-pop also offers an opportunity for Asian representation and cultural interaction with the international audience.