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Stylistic originsChinese musicHip HopR&BNew WavePopRock
Cultural origins1920s–1940s,  Republic of China
Typical instrumentsVocals, Piano, Violin, Guitar, Drum, synthesizer
Mainstream popularity1990s – today, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore
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Mandopop (simplified Chinese: 华语流行音乐; traditional Chinese: 華語流行音樂; pinyin: Huáyǔ liúxíng yīnyuè) is a colloquial abbreviation for "Mandarin popular music." It is a subgenre of commercial Chinese-language music within C-pop. Mandopop was the first variety of popular music in Chinese to establish itself as a viable industry. As the name implies, Mandopop is sung in Mandarin Chinese.