Thai pop music

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Thai pop music is a genre of Thai music roughly equivalent to western pop. It emerged during the 1970s–80s, and was during that period known as String music (Thai: เพลงสตริง). It took over mainstream popularity during the 1990s, and has since dominated the Thai music industry.

String's origins lie in American R&B, surf rock artists like The Ventures and Dick Dale, Exotica, rockabilly and country and western brought to Thailand by American and Australian soldiers serving in Vietnam in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It also drew heavily on British invasion rock'n'roll, garage rock and Hollywood film soundtracks. The term is extremely broad, covering Thai rock, dance music, rap and western-influenced popular music in general. It normally excludes the folk rock phleng phuea chiwit.

In the 1980s it mixed with other genres, such as disco, funk, dance and rock. Early string artists and bands include The Impossibles, and Grand Ex'. Later popular artists in 1980s include: Thongchai McIntyre, Pumpuang Duangjan, Asanee-Wasan Micro, Ploy, The Innocent most successful during the 1990s. their artist include Christina Aguilar, Tik Shiro, J Jetrin, Boyscout, Nuvo, Lift-Oil, Joey Boy and Tata Young.


Thai Artists in International pop[edit]

Korean pop[edit]

K-pop or Korean pop (Hangul케이팝)

Names Years active Associated acts Agencies
English Hangul
Nitchakhun Horawetchakun 닉쿤 2008–present 2PM JYP Entertainment
Jutamas Wichai 조이 2011–2012 Rania DR Music
Sarah Eckhoff 사라 2011–2012 April Kiss Andy Bros.
Lita Rinrapat 리타 2011–2012 Lita (Soloists) Acute Media
Kunphat Phonpawiworakun 민트 2012–2015 Tiny-G GNG Production
2016–present Mintty (Soloists) Loen Entertainment
2016–present Real Girl Project Bandai Namco Entertainment
Nat Thewphaingam 나튜 2012–2016 Natthew (Soloists) CJ E&M Music
Thatsapak She 2013−2014 Victor On-Spot Enterprises Korea
Nathamon Kongjak 나티 2014–2015 Nutty (Soloists) Dream Cinema Entertainment
Kanphimuk Phuwakun 뱀뱀 2014–present Got7 JYP Entertainment
Chonnason Satchakun 2015–present CLC Cube Entertainment
Lalisa Manoban 리사 2016–present Black Pink YG Entertainment
Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul 2016–present NCT S.M. Entertainment
2017–present Ten (Soloists)

Japanese pop[edit]

J-pop or Japanese pop (Japanese: ジェイポップ)

Names Years active Associated acts Agencies
English Japanese
Pichaya Nitipaisankul ゴルフ 2006–2007 Golf & Mike Johnny's Entertainment
Kitty GYM
Pirat Nitipaisankul マイク 2006–2007 Golf & Mike Johnny's Entertainment
Kitty GYM
Warattha Imraporn ヌーイ 2006–2011 Neko Jump King Records
Charattha Imraporn ジャム 2006–2011 Neko Jump King Records
Sitapha Uttaburanont メイ 2007–2008 Sweet Vacation
2008–2011 Victor Entertainment
Nitchakhun Horawetchakun ニックン 2011–present 2PM Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Patitta Attayatamavitaya ニウィ 2011–present Newwy (Soloists) Columbia Music Entertainment
Kanphimuk Phuwakun ベンベン 2014–present Got7 Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Chonnason Satchakun ソン 2016–present CLC Cube Entertainment Japan
Natchakorn Sukhumcharoenchit レナ 2016–present Cherrsee Brave Entertainment
Jirayu Tangsrisuk ジェームス 2016–present James (Soloists) Universal Music Japan
Nithikorn Sombattham もと 2016–present 10 Jin Actor Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Chinese pop[edit]

C-pop or Chinese pop (Chinese: 中文流行音樂)

Names Years active Associated acts Agencies
English Chinese
Nalintara Hohler 那琳 2010–2013 I Me EE-Media

Indian pop[edit]

I-pop or Indian pop (Hindi: हिन्दुस्तानी पॉप संगीत)

Names Years active Associated acts Agencies
English Hindi
Jariya Somboon ऐन 2012–present Ann (Soloists) Universal Music India

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