Pop Rock ( Pop 'N' Rock) - is a genre of music combining elements of pop music and rock music.
The songs are characterized by a simple structure, catchy melodies, repetition of musical phrases (from the priest), the use of electric guitars and drums as the main instruments, and an aggressive mood (from rock). The severity can be different, from a practically instrumental pop to very “heavy” compositions, but diluted with pop tunes.
The last wave of pop rock originated in the mid-1990s with the work of Alanis Morissette and Melissa Etheridge. In recent years, the genre has been revived, while hard rock is losing popularity in comparison with rap, R&B and hip-hop. A feature of some modern pop-rock songs is the alternation of soft verses and loud refrains that arose under the influence of alternative rock. Contemporary pop rock artists include OneRepublic, The All-American Rejects, Kelly Clarkson, P! Nk, Roxette, PMMP, The Rasmus, Melanie C, The Veronicas, Tokio Hotel, Avril Lavigne, Gregory Lemarchal, LaFee, Adam Lambert, Stan Bush, One Direction, Shakira, Gwen Stefani.
Among Asian countries, pop rock is the most popular and widespread in Japan. This is due to the manner in which Japanese pop artists use distorted guitars in their work or even a complete set of classic rock instruments. Pop rock is also widespread among the Japanese rock scene, in particular among Osire Kei groups such as An Cafe, Heidi, Aicle, Zoro, etc. But Japanese groups differ from Western pop rock in a tougher sound due to elements of alternative rock popular in Japan.
There are also many Chinese pop rock artists such as Beyond, Five Hundred & Chine Blue, F.I.R, Wu Yue Tian.