Dance-pop is dance-oriented pop music that initiated in the early 1980s. Budding from post-disco and synthpop, it is usually up-tempo music planned for clubs with the aim of being danceable but also apt for contemporary hit radio. Dance-pop music is usually characterized by strong beats with simple, easy song structures which are usually more similar to pop music than the more free-form dance genre, with an importance on melody as well as catchy tunes. The genre, on the whole, tends to be producer-driven, despite some prominent omissions.
Dance-pop is a well-liked style and there are numerous artists and groups who perform in the genre. Notable ones comprise Corina, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Sheena Easton, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Backstreet Boys, Michael Jackson, and among others.