List of J-pop artists

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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.

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9nine at a promotional event, November 2013

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

B[edit]

Berryz Kobo was formed in 2004 and is the most stable group of Hello! Project, with only one senior member.
Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome, an idol girl group established in December 2011.

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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, popular Japanese band

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FLOW, pop and rock band formed in 1998

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Golden Bomber, band that won one of the first places in the 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, a popular rock band and Japanese pop, active since 1991, consisting of four members

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Momoiro Clover Z is ranked as the most popular female idol group according to 2013-2015 surveys.[1][2][3][4]
Morning Musume is the longest running female idol group that holds the 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". Nihon Keizai Shimbun (in Japanese). 24 June 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ タレントパワーランキング トップ100. Nikkei Entertainment (in Japanese) (Nikkei BP) (June, 2013): 48–49. 2013-05-04.  - the largest public opinion survey in Japan (see ja:タレントパワーランキング)
  3. ^ タレントパワーランキング トップ100. Nikkei Entertainment (in Japanese) (Nikkei BP) (June, 2014). 2014-05-02. 
  4. ^ タレントパワーランキング トップ100. Nikkei Entertainment (in Japanese) (Nikkei BP) (June, 2015). 2015-05-02.