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  • Vanessa Chantal Paradis
    Partnered with John Christopher Depp (Johnny Depp) of whom she has 2 children with. Reference: Geneanet Genealogy - SmartCopy : May 17 2017, 18:50:57 UTC
  • Willow Smith
    American child actress and singer Willow Smith made her acting debut in 2007 in the film I Am Legend and later appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl alongside Abigail Breslin. She's well-known fo...
  • Will Smith
    From early success as The Fresh Prince, Will Smith has become one of Hollywood's most powerful players, notching up hits on the movie and music charts as well as gaining acclaim for Ali. He was born ...
  • John Legend
    John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards. In 2007, Legend received the special...
  • Tony Martin (1913 - 2012)
    A popular crooner of the 1940s and '50s, Tony Martin's deliberate delivery and romantic ballads were more in keeping with vintage movie musicals than the currents that would shape the pop music of the ...

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.