While the name is pretty self-explanatory, electropop is a (relatively popular) genre in music that combines elements from electronic and pop music. Simply put, wow! The genre is tightly related to synth pop and is considered the father of many <genre> pop genres like K-pop, J-pop, future pop, alternative dance, indie pop and so on. While its roots date back to the 80s where artists like Gary Numan and Visage pioneered this blend, the genre has seen an increasing popularity and commercial attention since the 2000s with the raise of artists like Kraftwerk, CHVRCHES, Ladytron, New Order, The Knife and Charli XCX.