J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. It refers to Western-influenced Japanese popular music. The term J-pop was coined by J-Wave, an FM radio station, to denote what was once called "New Music." The term is widely used in Japan to describe many different musical genres including pop, rock, dance, hip hop, and soul. Singers of J-pop include both popular musicians and seiyū.
Japanese stores typically divide their music into 4 sections: J-pop, Enka (a traditional form of ballad), classical, and English/International. Some songs, such as those by Miyuki Nakajima and Anzen Chitai, represent a fusion of Enka with J-pop.
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Whoa! Joey Lawrence says he and Mayim Bialik want a 'Blossom' revival
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:44:00 GMT
"Blossom" alum Joey Lawrence said that he and his former co-star Mayim Bialik are on board for a revival of the show.
Joanna Gaines' Pier 1 collection is here! See our favorite items
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:55:00 GMT
Attention Joanna Gaines fans: You can now shop the Fixer Upper star's home collection at Pier 1.
Linkin Park cancels tour after frontman Chester Bennington's death
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:13:50 GMT
Tour promoter Live Nation announced that sadly, the show would not go on.
Jessica Biel says son is a mini Justin: 'He's got a daddy swagger'
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:49:00 GMT
He's only 2 years old, but mom insists that Silas Timberlake is one fashionable tot.
Chrissy Metz promises the next season of 'This Is Us' will have 'closure'
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:34:00 GMT
The fact that viewers are so emotionally invested in the plot comes as no surprise the Emmy-nominated actress.
Hilary Duff's home burglarized while she and her son were on vacation
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:47:14 GMT
The "Lizzie Maguire" alum and her 5-year-old son, Luca, were vacationing in Canada when their L.A. home was broken into.
The royals are hiring! How to work for Prince William, Prince Harry and Duchess Kate
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:07:00 GMT
It's time to update your resume, because the royals have a job opening.
'Titanic' fan? Here's how to score a dinner with Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:24:00 GMT
If you're a "Titanic"-obsessed fan who dreams of seeing the stars together again on the big screen, maybe you should dream a little bigger.
Jack Osbourne on life with multiple sclerosis: 'It's not a death sentence'
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:10:00 GMT
Five years after being diagnosed with MS, Jack Osbourne talks about living with the disease and his outlook on the future.
'Home Alone' co-star pays tribute to John Heard: 'He was a friend and a brother'
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:14:00 GMT
Heard, the actor best known for his role as dad Peter McCallister in the "Home Alone" movies, passed away at the age of 71.
Kathie Lee can't recognize photo of herself as a redhead in Las Vegas
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:36:19 GMT
Justin Bieber's tour cancellation prompts Kathie Lee to recall a time she sang in Las Vegas even though she had flu. But when a photo of her doing her act appears, she says, "I don't think that's me." It takes KLG a moment to remember the days she was a redhead!
Trish McEvoy body cream, Emoji Ink app: KLG and Hoda's Favorite Things
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:12:18 GMT
For her Favorite Thing of the week, Kathie Lee Gifford chooses Trish McEvoy No. 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk body cream. Hoda picks Emoji Ink, a free app that enables you to draw pictures with your favorite emoji instead of a brush - and she demonstrates on her own phone!
J.Lo and A-Rod celebrate their birthdays in style with big bash — see the pics
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:19:00 GMT
It's a big week for Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez: She turns 48 and he turns 42.
HGTV's Erin Napier explains the sweet reason why her husband is so touchy-feely
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:40:00 GMT
The "Home Town" star used her Instagram to respond to a negative email — and she did it in the classiest way possible.
'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot comforts tearful young fan — see the sweet video
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:23:00 GMT
The "Wonder Woman" star comforted a little girl who became emotional upon meeting her idol at Comic Con in San Diego.
'Shark Weak': Michael Phelps loses big race, but that's not why fans are upset
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 GMT
Promos billed the event as "the great white shark meets the greatest of all time," but Phelps and his fishy foe didn't actually meet at all.
A 'Beverly Hills, 90210' reunion? Jennie Garth says ...
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Fans who long to see the old gang from "Beverly Hills, 90210" hang out at the Peach Pit again still have reason to hope!
Bindi Irwin's boyfriend posts birthday message to the 'strongest, most beautiful soul'
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:46:00 GMT
Bindi Irwin's boyfriend, Chandler Powell, posted two sweet tributes on Instagram for her 19th birthday.
Luke Bryan meets 88-year-old superfan — and breaks a big rule just for her!
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:03:00 GMT
Thousands packed into the Sprint Center to see Luke Bryan last week, but only one got the star treatment from the country superstar himself.
Kelsey Grammer: 'The Last Tycoon' is like being in 1930s Hollywood
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:00:43 GMT
Former "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer visits TODAY to talk about the new Amazon series "The Last Tycoon," in which he plays a 1930s Hollywood exec. He says a scene set at the Academy Awards is so well-produced that it was almost like being there in person. He also has praise for co-stars Matt Bomer and Lily Collins, and talks about the recent birth of his seventh child.
'Yeah!' Watch Usher teach James Corden how to dance on Carpool Karaoke
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:18:00 GMT
Carpool Karaoke always comes with plenty of tunes, but music was just the beginning of the fun when Usher hitched a ride Tuesday night.
Michael Phelps defends race against shark: 'Not my fault' viewers didn't listen
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:11:00 GMT
Viewers were outraged after the Olympic swimmer completed a simulated race against a great white as part of the Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week.
Linkin Park pens letter to late bandmate Chester Bennington: 'Our hearts are broken'
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:49:00 GMT
In the letter, the rock band expresses the "grief and denial" it is feeling following the death of its frontman last week.
This girl is on fire! See Alicia Keys' new orange and pink braids
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:57:00 GMT
The singer showed off her striking summer look in a series of Instagram photos posted on Friday night.
Would Kathie Lee ever shave her head for a role? KLG says…
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:26:34 GMT
Actress Kate Hudson was spotted with what appeared to be a shaved head, and word is that she sheared her gorgeous locks for a secret movie project with singer Sia. Kathie Lee thinks she couldn't go that far, unless it was for a really pivotal project.
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