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Europop refers to a style of popular music that developed in the 1970s which emphasized catchy beats, slick songs and frothy lyrics. Europop topped the charts throughout the last 1980s and 90s. Some Europop stars came France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands; a large majority were Swedish in origin. In the 1970s, such groups were primarily popular in continental countries. In the 1980s, Roxette and Army of Lovers led Europop in American and British mainstream audiences. By the 1990s, pop singers like the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys were strongly influenced by Europop.