alternative pop


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 Rising alternative pop force Rei Ami has signed with Visionary Records, Billboard can exclusively announce. Bryan Kress, Billboard, "Alt-Pop Artist Rei Ami Signs With Visionary Records: Exclusive," 22 Sep. 2020 Foster is a working musician, famous for rocking the mic as the frontman of the alternative pop band Foster the People. Ineye Komonibo,, "Julia Garner’s Husband Is The Frontman Of One Of Your Favourite Bands," 21 Sep. 2020 Smyth brings with him a roster that includes Vince Staples, visual artist-singer-songwriter Kilo Kish and two emerging acts—alternative pop artist Ted When and pop artist Benn Good—among others. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Corey Smyth Launches Blacksmith Recordings with Capitol Music Group and Motown Records: Exclusive," 25 July 2019 Yors blends alternative pop sensibilities with soaring vocals and a lilting falsetto, moving up and down scales like the classic rockers of the 70's. Alex Blynn, Billboard, "Baby Yors Describes Emotional Live Performance of 'Mother' & Growing Up Queer in Argentina," 23 Aug. 2019 Sullivan is an expeditionary medical facility nurse with the U.S. Navy, while Bustamante is alternative pop artist. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Plenty of fun on tap at 44th annual South County 4th of July parade," 17 June 2019 The city welcomed the festival in its first year, 1995, when not many people wanted an alternative pop-punk festival playing in their neighborhood. Lizzie Stokes, San Antonio Express-News, "Vans Warped Tour stops in San Antonio for the final time," 5 July 2018 That the show features two full sets from two ascending artists adds to the appeal. Opener: Parisian alternative pop artist Darius. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Top Milwaukee concerts this week: MØ and Cashmere Cat, George Clinton and more," 1 Feb. 2018 Just think about the alternative pop culture reality that could have been! Emma Dibdin, Cosmopolitan, "Jennifer Lawrence Auditioned To Play Serena In Gossip Girl," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of alternative pop

1985, in the meaning defined above

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5 Oct 2020

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“Alternative pop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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