This is a list of J-pop artists and groups. Originally an evolution of jazz , and coined New Music, the style went on to become known as City Pop, music with an urban theme. Later called Japan -made Pop, the term was shortened to J-pop and now encompasses a wide range of musical styles and genres. J-pop represents modern pop culture music originating from the country or musical talent of Japan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Popular styles of Japanese pop music included technopop during the s—s, city pop in the s, and Shibuya-kei in the s. The origin of modern J-pop is said to be Japanese-language rock music inspired by the likes of The Beatles. In , the Japanese subsidiary of Tower Records defined J-pop as all Japanese music belonging to the Recording Industry Association of Japan except Japanese independent music which they term "J-indie" ; their stores began to use additional classifications, such as J-club, J-punk, J-hip-hop , J-reggae , J-anime , and Visual kei by , after independent musicians started to release works via major labels. Hide of Greeeen openly described their music genre as J-pop.