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A mixture of upbeat pop music with goth and/or dark undertones. Usually songs about murder, black magic, and other sick and twisted fantasies. Some examples of dark pop stars include Natalia Kills, Evanescence, Marylin Manson.
Dark Pop is sick man.
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It is the new kind of sub-genre of pop music that is more twisted and aggressive than regular upbeat pop music. The music usually conveys darker and somber lyrics but still incorporating the rhythm and beat of pop music. Artistes who define themselves as dark pop usually write songs about murder, death and other disturbing fantasies.
Examples of dark pop:

Natalia Kills
Lady Gaga
Evanescense
Darling Violetta
Kerli Koiv
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A different version of pop music which focuses on being dark and grim rather than being happy and uplifting.
One of the most notable dark pop artists is synthpop band Depeche Mode. Chief songwriter Martin Gore stated that he feels that more sad and depressing lyrical themes are more realistic, whereas he finds happy songs fake and unrealistic (at the same time, he also asserts that their music contains an element of hope).
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Darkpop was primarily an abstractly post-punk type of music that coincided with things like Gothic rock/deathrock and the New Romantics in the late '70s and early '80s (though especially the latter). This means artists inside or outside the mainstream that had dark (yet accessible) sensibilities, but weren't quite Goth or New Romantic (even though there is considerable overlap, admittedly).
Darkpop might include: Fad Gadget, The Smiths, Depeche Mode (mid-'80s to about 1990), some early Ministry. (Note: Ministry originally vacillated between Gothic rock and light, mainstream, New Romantic pop.)
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its a new trendy music which mix the lyrics and out fits of the black metal with the pussy style of the pop music.
evanescens and avril lavinge are perfects examples. the chick of evanescens thinks she is pretty bad, but she is not someone gotta tell her tha she is a hot chick wearing dark clothes and singing stupids lyrics with a nice voice as the pop music.
examples of dark-pop
evanescens
avril lavinge
green day
blink
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Darkpop is an extremely underground version of music that started out as a label for any dark music in the media during the 1980's it but later became it's own genre.
Darkpop music usually combines elements of Industrial, Alternative Rock, Pop, and Gothic Rock or Darkwave usually with Hip Hop or Techno drums, but not necessarily all these genres are combined in all darkpop songs
lyrically Darkpop is almost limitless but usually has dark themes,
It is unknown what started this genre but it's been a genre some time in the early 2010's.

Good examples of bands or musicians in this genre include Purple Eve, Weeknight, Оприход, Karin Park, Pale Waves, Force Publique, Bloom Twins, Liste Noire, Boy Harsher, and Monocular
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