In the 1980s, if you wanted creativity and innovation in what's generically (and inaccurately) labeled as "pop music", it was probably the UK you were to find that. But I bet today you would have to look somewhere else.
Like Japan, for example, an astonishing country in so many areas. Check out Japanese band World Order and their spectacular world wide street choreographies. It is among the most clever and creative things I have seen in recent years.