Welcome to Gaia's official pop music discussion thread where you can discuss anything and everything that falls (even vaguely) under the pop music genre umbrella. In this thread, we primarily discuss current pop music trends: new album releases, upcoming releases, music chart positions, etc. However, we're not limited solely to current music trends. Anything older is welcome too as well as anything obscure.
What is "Pop music"?
Wikpedia has a rather long, scholarly (and contrived) definition of pop on its site; however, Last.fm has a page that sums it up a lot better and more accurately for this era of music.
“Pop music” is a broad-term for many different types of music: The term is flexible, and the music labeled “pop” changes frequently. It does, however, usually refer to popular, mainstream music with emphasis on a catchy melody and accessible style.