List of J-pop artists

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This is a list of J-pop artist 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.

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The 5.6.7.8's in concert in Lille, May 2004

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Namie Amuro performing at MTV Asia Aid, Bangkok, Thailand 2005.
AKB48 famous group that have won several awards from the Japanese popular music.
Ayumi Hamasaki Also called Ayu by her fans, Ayumi is considered the "Empress of J-Pop" due to its popularity and influence in Japan.

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Berryz Kobo. They act since 2004 and is the most stable group of Hello! Project, with only one senior member.

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C-ute, female Japanese pop group within the Hello! Project.

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Do As Infinity during a "street live", circa 2000.

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Every Little Thing Japanese popular band in history.

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FLOW is a pop and rock band formed in 1998 Japanese.

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Golden Bomber band that won one of the first places national Oricon chart.

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Halca (left) and Yucali of HALCALI making hand gestures at Japan Expo, 2007.

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Koda Kumi performing at the Tokyo leg of Live Earth.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is today one of the most popular singers of the genre.

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L'arc En Ciel is a popular rock band and Japanese pop (active since 1991) consisting of four members.

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A 2013 survey shows that Momoiro Clover Z attracts the highest level of interest of all the female idol groups in Japan.[1]
Morning Musume is the longest running female idol group that holds record for most consecutive top 10 singles for any Japanese artist.
Mr.Children. From left to right: Kazutoshi Sakurai, Hideya Suzuki, Keisuke Nakagawa, and Kenichi Tahara

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Passpo is a Japanese idol pop girl group under the Platinum Passport.
Perfume is a girl group of J-pop and Electropop, born in Hiroshima, Japan.

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SCANDAL at Japan Nite US Tour 2008.
Shōta Shimizu performing at Japan Day 2008 in Central Park.

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Shugo Tokumaru (on guitar) at the Bowery Ballroom.
Anna Tsuchiya at Berlinale.

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Hikaru Utada is one of the great singers of popular history.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ももクロ、初のAKB超え タレントパワーランキング" (in Japanese). Nihon Keizai Shimbun. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-07-26.