C-pop (traditional Chinese: 中文流行音樂; simplified Chinese: 中文流行音乐; pinyin: zhōngwén liúxíng yīnyuè; Jyutping: zung1man4 lau4hang4 jam1ngok6) is an abbreviation for "Chinese popular music". Li Jinhui was a composer and songwriter born in Xiangtan, China in 1891 Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a Romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more Most of today's c-pop artists originate from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. Mainland China, Continental China, the Chinese mainland or simply the mainland, is a geopolitical term synonymous with the area that is under the jurisdiction Others come from countries where the Chinese language is used by a large number of the population, such as Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and
The name "Chinese Popular Music" comes from a musical origin that began in China as a shidaiqu base. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Shidaiqu (Chinese時代曲 shídàiqǔ is a type of Chinese folk /European Jazz fusion music that originated in Shanghai China, in the 1920s There are two subgenres within c-pop: cantopop and mandopop. Cantopop (Chinese 粵語流行曲 is a colloquial Portmanteau for " Cantonese popular music ". Mandopop ( is a colloquial abbreviation for " Mandarin Popular music ".
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* for artists who release albums primarily in the Taiwanese music industry e. Cantopop (Chinese 粵語流行曲 is a colloquial Portmanteau for " Cantonese popular music ". Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Mandopop ( is a colloquial abbreviation for " Mandarin Popular music ". REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES Mainland China, Continental China, the Chinese mainland or simply the mainland, is a geopolitical term synonymous with the area that is under the jurisdiction Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Cantopop (Chinese 粵語流行曲 is a colloquial Portmanteau for " Cantonese popular music ". Guangdong ( EFEO: Kouangtong; Pinyin Guǎngdōng; Postal map spelling: Kwangtung) is a province on the For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Mandopop ( is a colloquial abbreviation for " Mandarin Popular music ". Singapore For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and g. Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin. Stefanie Sun ( born July 23, 1978) and also known in Teochew as Sng Yì-che or Sng Ee Tze (her birth name is a Singaporean Singer-songwriter JJ Lin (born on March 27 1981 is a Singaporean Chinese Pop - Singer.
Taiwanese pop may feature a similar music style, but is counted as a separate genre due to its roots in Japanese enka. Taiwanese pop is a Popular music genre sung in the Taiwanese language ( Min Nan) Enka refers to two styles of Japanese music. The first is speeches set to music which were sung and spread by political activists during the Meiji period
From 1920 to 1949 in the Republic of China, "Chinese popular music" was used to describe all contemporary music sung in Chinese dialects in Shanghai. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES Shanghai ( 上[[wikt 海|海]] is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world with over 20 million It was founded by Li Jinhui. Li Jinhui was a composer and songwriter born in Xiangtan, China in 1891 Buck Clayton is credited with bringing American jazz influence to China. Buck Clayton (born Wilbur Dorsey Clayton in Parsons Kansas on November 12, 1911 -died in New York City on December 8 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The music gained popularity in hangout quarters of nightclubs and dancehalls of major cities in the 1920s. A number of privately-run radio stations were spawned from the late 1920s to 1950s to play c-pop music. 
Around the time of the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the Chinese Civil War, pop music was seen as a leftist distraction. The invasion of Manchuria by the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan, beginning on September 19, 1931, immediately followed After the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II, c-pop has been marketed, produced and branded regionally. The Second Sino-Japanese War ( July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945) was a major war fought between the Republic of China and the World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
The Communist Party of China remained in mainland China after establishing the People's Republic of China in 1949. The Communist Party of China ( CPC) ( also known as the Chinese Communist Party ( CCP) is the founding and ruling political party of the Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES One of its first actions was to label the genre "Yellow Music", where the color is associated with pornography. Yellow Music (Chinese 黃色音樂 Huang2 Se4 Yin1 Yue4 wong sik jam ngok or (Chinese 黃歌 Huang2 Ge1 wong go was a label used to describe early generations of Chinese popular Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Baak Doi would take pop music to Hong Kong, and develop cantopop. Pathé Records ( literally "hundred generations" is the first major record company in Shanghai, China and later Hong Kong. Cantopop (Chinese 粵語流行曲 is a colloquial Portmanteau for " Cantonese popular music ".
The Kuomintang, relocated to Taiwan, discouraged the use of the native Taiwanese language (Min Nan) from the 1950s to the late 1980s. Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. The Southern Min language or Min Nan ( POJ: Bân-lâm-gú or "Southern Fujian" language refers to a family of Chinese languages Dialects As a result, mandopop became the dominant musical genre in Taiwan. Mandopop ( is a colloquial abbreviation for " Mandarin Popular music ".
At the end of 2007 RTHK began promoting a tribute called (不死傳奇) literally "Immortal Legends" in honor of the singers who died a legend in the industry. Radio Television Hong Kong ( RTHK) ( is a Public broadcasting organisation in Hong Kong that is operated as an independent department in the government The honor was given to Roman Tam, Anita Mui, Teresa Tang, Leslie Cheung, Wong Ka Kui and Danny Chan. Roman Tam, known by the stage name Lo man (羅文 nickname Law Kee (蘿記 was a renowned Cantopop singer Anita Mui Yim-fong ( October 10, 1963 - December 30, 2003) was a popular Hong Kong Singer and Actress. Teresa Teng ( January 29, 1953 – May 8, 1995) ( sometimes spelled as Teresa Tang or Teresa Deng, was a popular Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing ( September 12, 1956 – April 1, 2003) nicknamed elder brother (哥哥 was an Actor and Musician Danny Chan Bak-keung (September 7 1958- October 25 1993 was a popular 1980s Cantopop singer composer and actor in Hong Kong.  All six pop stars played a major role in developing the Hong Kong or Taiwan music industry. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia.
In year 2000 EolAsia.com was founded as the first online C-pop music portal in Hong Kong. The company survived the dot.com bust and offered online legal music downloads in February 2005. The " dot-com bubble " (or sometimes the " IT bubble " was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 (with a climax on March 10 It was backed by EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG. The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a diverse music and entertainment group  It primarily targets consumers in Hong Kong and Macau with some songs requiring HKID cards to purchase. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Macau topics. The Hong Kong Identity Card (abbreviation HKID, ID card) is an official Identity document issued by the Immigration Department of Hong It holds a large collection of artists, though still quite incomplete compared to traditional CD stores such as Yesasia. YesAsia (formerly AsiaCD) is an online retail store company that sells products worldwide
Google have since announced a cooperation with Top100.cn to offer free listening and genuine music copies downloads to compete with Baidu. Google Inc is an American public corporation, earning revenue from advertising related to its Internet search, e-mail, online Top100. cn was founded by basketball star Yao Ming, agent Zhang Mingji and music insider Chen Ge via a 20 million yuan investment. Yao Ming ( born September 12 1980 is a Professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA  Currently Top100. cn offers unlimited free listening at low quality 48kbps to 64kbps and purchasable high-quality downloads at 192kbps. The future of C-pop in mainland China however, is still a very controversial one. The Chinese government's banning of the highly popular show Super girl is an example. Super Girl or Super Voice Girls ( literally "Super Female Voice" was an annual national singing contest in People's Republic of China 
The gap between cantopop and mandopop has been narrowing in the new millennium. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. C-pop covers many musical styles, including R&B, ballads, pop, light rock and some variation of hip hop. A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. Chinese rock branched off as a separate genre during the early 1990s. Chinese hip hop has started to come to its own in the 2000s. Chinese hip hop (Chinese 嘻[[wikt 哈|哈]] pinyin xīha is a relatively Chinese R&B was pioneered by Alex To in the 90s, but has since been used as the major composition style for artists such as Jay Chou, David Tao, Khalil Fong and Lee-Hom Wang. Alex To ( born Alejandro Delfino on February 10, 1962 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong and Taiwan based Singer Jay Chou ( (born January 18 1979 is a Taiwanese musician singer producer actor and director who has won the World Music Award three times David Tao is a popular Chinese Singer-songwriter. He is well-known for creating a crossover genre of R&B and Hard rock tunes which has now become his signature Khalil Fong, born July 14 1983, is a soul singer and songwriter signed to a label in Hong Kong. Lee-Hom Wang is a four-time Golden Melody Award -winning Taiwanese-American Singer-songwriter and Actor who has achieved highly recognized