Pop dance is a genre of popular music that is typically upbeat and energetic. The genre can be divided into several sub-genres.
Generally, pop dance is defined by its upbeat nature and catchy melodies that are easy to sing along to. It also has a strong emphasis on beats, rhythms and grooves.
The most common influences within this genre are contemporary R&B, house, trance and techno. It also borrows from other genres like new jack swing, funk and pop rock.
Dance-pop (also known as dance-contemporary) is a music genre that combines elements of electronic dance music with the mainstream pop style. The genre is characterized by the use of synthesizers, drum machines and other electronic devices in addition to traditional instruments.
This genre has been a major force in the industry and has many famous artists such as Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Kesha, Kylie Minogue, Usher and Rihanna who have all had great success with dance-pop songs.
In the late 2000s, dance-pop music started to incorporate electronic influences such as trance, techno and more modern forms of hip hop. It was further influenced by the technology of Auto-Tune, which allows musicians to change the pitch of their voices to achieve special effects and create a more recognizable sound.