J-pop (ジェイポップ?, also J-POP), an abbreviation for Japanese pop, is a loosely defined musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s. Modern J-pop has its roots in 1960s music such as The Beatles and replaced kayōkyoku (Japanese pop music until 1980s) in the Japanese music scene. It was coined by the Japanese media to distinguish Japanese music from foreign music and now refers to most of Japanese popular music. According to the data of 2006 from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Japan has the second largest market for recorded music in the world, behind the United States.

Popular Galleries
Utada Hikaru
January 1, 2010
Hits 73922
Ayumi Hamasaki
January 1, 2010
Hits 41435
January 1, 2010
Hits 35331
Namie Amuro
January 1, 2010
Hits 29523
Mai Kuraki
January 1, 2010
Hits 11644
Acura RSX Pictures
July 7, 2010
Hits 10149

© Copyright 2015 Eyenet Designs. All Rights Reserved.