Examples of alt-pop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Look no further than alt-pop duo Boyish’s new EP Little Demon Boy. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 8 Sep. 2023 In August of last year, country and alt-pop singer Cassadee Pope, and then Maren Morris, took Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany to task for making seemingly transphobic comments. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 1 Sep. 2023 Headliners stem from different musical genres and generations, including alt-pop superstar Billie Eilish, reggaeton queen Karol G, Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar and the classic rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 31 July 2023 With Saban, she’s switched seamlessly to Spanish, marrying an alt-pop sound with the punch of Spanish-language story-telling, and leaving us better for it. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 26 July 2023 However, rather than sharing a typical visual, the alt-pop chanteuse uses the nearly 11-minute clip to take her fans behind-the scenes right in the midst of the action. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 10 May 2023 Mark Sheehan, who played lead guitar for the alt-pop group The Script, died Friday after a brief illness. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 14 Apr. 2023 Along with the self-reflective new single, the alt-pop group is set to head on a U.S. tour, starting at San Diego’s House of Blues, then making their way across the country to stop in cities including Nashville, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 3 Apr. 2023 Waterhouse is also an alt-pop recording artist. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alt-pop was in 1994

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“Alt-pop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alt-pop. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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