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  • Justin Randall Timberlake
    Multi Grammy and Emmy winning American pop singer and aspiring actor Justin Timberlake came to fame as the frontman of pop boy band *NSYNC. In 2002, he released his debut solo album, Justified, which s...
  • Matthew Samuel Ballinger
    Matthew Samuel "Matt" Ballinger (born April 22, 1985) is an American singer and actor best known for being a member of boy band Dream Street. He has one younger brother, David.
  • Christopher Ryan Trousdale
    Chris Trousdale (born Christopher Ryan Trousdale; June 11, 1985) is an American actor and recording artist. He was a former member of the boyband Dream Street, working with Jesse McCartney.
  • Gregory Frank Raposo
    Gregory Frank "Greg" Raposo (born May 3, 1985) is an American rock'n'roll singer and actor. Raposo initially came to fame in the early 2000s as a member of the boy band Dream Street, but has subsequent...

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music which originated in its modern form in the 1950s, deriving from rock and roll. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, even though the former is a description of music which is popular (and can include any style).

As a genre, pop music is very eclectic, often borrowing elements from other styles including urban, dance, rock, Latin and country; nonetheless, there are core elements which define pop. Such include generally short-to-medium length songs, written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as the common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and catchy hooks.

So-called "pure pop" music, such as power pop, features all these elements, using electric guitars, drums and bass for instrumentation; in the case of such music, the main goal is usually that of being pleasurable to listen to, rather than having much artistic depth. Pop music is generally thought of as a genre which is commercially recorded and desires to have a mass audience appeal.