Family Pop Music: The Top 5 Artists You Need to Know

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If you’re a fan of pop music, then you’ve probably heard of some of the biggest names in the genre. But there’s a whole world of fantastic family pop music out there that you may be missing out on. To help you discover some new favorite artists, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 family pop music artists you need to know.

The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 was an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana, by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, with younger brothers Marlon and Michael joining soon after. The Jackson 5 is one of the few family bands that have achieved widespread success in multiple genres of music.

The group’s first four singles—””I Want You Back””, “”ABC””, “”The Love You Save””, and “”I’ll Be There””—reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Jackson 5 became one of the best-selling groups of all time and launched the career of Michael Jackson, who went on to become a hugely successful solo artist.

The Osmonds

The Osmonds were one of the most popular family pop groups of all time. They were especially popular in the 1970s, with hits like “One Bad Apple” and “Love Me for a Reason.” The group was made up of brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay Osmond, and their cousin Donny Osmond.

The Osmonds were known for their clean-cut image and wholesome family values. They were also very talented performers, with great harmonies and dance moves. The group continued to perform and tour together even after some of the members retired from the music business.

Today, the Osmonds are still considered to be one of the most successful family pop groups of all time. They continue to perform and tour together, and they remain very popular with fans around the world.

The Partridge Family

The Partridge Family was a pop music group from the early 1970s. The group consisted of lead singer and mother Shirley Jones, and her five children: David Cassidy, Keith Partridge, Danny Partridge, Tracy Partridge, and Chris Partridge. The family was created by Screen Gems for a television show of the same name that ran from September 25, 1970 to March 23, 1974.

While the television show was short-lived, the Partridge Family found success with their music. They released 10 albums between 1970 and 1974, including two that reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The group sold more than 15 million records during their time together and had several hit singles, such as “I Think I Love You” and “Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted.”

After the television show ended, the group continued to tour and release music until 1975 when they ultimately disbanded. Although they were only together for a few years, the Partridge Family left a lasting impression on pop music and continue to be remembered as one of the most successful family groups in history.

The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch is a pop band formed in 1969. The original lineup consisted of brothers Greg, Peter, and Bobby Brady, as well as their sisters Jan and Marcia. The group’s name comes from the television show The Brady Bunch, which aired from 1969 to 1974.

The Brady Bunch was one of the few pop bands of the early 1970s to have success with both their album-oriented rock (AOR) material and their singles. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1969, reached #4 on the Billboard 200 chart and included the hit single “It’s a Sunshine Day”, which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group’s follow-up album, The Kids Are Alright (1970), reached #10 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned the hit singles “We Can Make It” and “I Woke Up in Love This Morning”.

The Brady Bunch continued to have success in the 1970s with such albums as Hey, Let’s Go (1972) and It’s a Sunshine Day: The Best of the Brady Bunch (1973), which featured a new version of “It’s a Sunshine Day” that reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group disbanded in 1974 but has since reunited for several reunion tours.

The Von Trapp Family

The Von Trapp family is most famous for their participation in the Sound of Music, but they were also a real family who made music together. The family consisted of the Captain Georg and his wife Maria, along with their seven children. They performed around Europe before eventually moving to the United States. The family continued to perform together until the Captain’s death in 1947. While they are no longer performing, the Von Trapp family remains an important part of musical history.

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