alternative pop

noun

Definition of alternative pop

: pop music that has broad appeal but that is produced by performers who are outside the musical mainstream and that is typically regarded as more original, eclectic, or musically or intellectually challenging than most pop music

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Examples of alternative pop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Produced by DJ Nelson, the song laces trap music with emo-punk and alternative pop sounds. Ed Christman, Billboard, 13 Aug. 2021 Representing a wide range of genres -- from reggaeton to Latin trap, dembow and alternative pop -- the new class joins a RichMusic roster that includes hitmaker Dimelo Flow, Sech, Justin Quiles and Dalex. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 11 Oct. 2021 Easy Life also added horn instruments to their alternative pop songs for the performance, which attracted 10.8 million attendees, according to the quintet. Anne Steele, WSJ, 3 Oct. 2021 His set, dedicated to Chadwick Boseman, jumped genres from the gentle world music sounds of mbiras and flutes to fiery saxophone duets echoing late Coltrane, ending with a soft song that might appear on alternative pop album. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Aug. 2021 The teenage alternative pop phenomenon’s sophomore set, Happier Than Ever (Interscope), leads the midweek chart after selling more units (vinyl, cassette, CDs and downloads) than the rest of the Top 10 combined, the OCC reports. Billboard, 5 Aug. 2021 The British alternative pop-rock outfit has now earned 16.1 billion streams. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The alternative pop icon confirmed the news with a tweet. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 16 Dec. 2020 Rising alternative pop force Rei Ami has signed with Visionary Records, Billboard can exclusively announce. Bryan Kress, Billboard, 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of alternative pop

1985, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2021

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“Alternative pop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternative%20pop. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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