Best Music Artists of 2000s

Justintime221
Out if the many artists that put forth music from 2000 to 2009 which were the best?

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1EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

I'm not a big fan of rap but I'm a very big fan of Eminem. I have massive respect for him and what he raps about in songs like Beautiful or Mockingbird - Danielsun182

A lot of people dislike him, but he brought forth great songs and albums in the 2000s, just listen to the Marshall Mathers LP. He was also the best selling artist of the decade. - Justintime221

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2RadioheadRadiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

An amazing group that brought out some of their best work in that decade. Mostly Kid A. - Justintime221

3The White StripesThe White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they ...read more.

One of the best things to happen to alternative rock in a while. This band dominated the early 2000s with albums like Elephant and songs like Seven Nation Army. - Justintime221

Gotta go with the White Stripes. If you haven't heard this band then I highly recommend you listen to them quickly. Very talented. - Donut

4Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

I know many may disagree, but her songs and dancing were defining factors in that decade. Plus who doesn't start singing when one of her songs comes on, your just kidding yourself if you say you don't. - Justintime221

5Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Bringing out some of their best work in the 2000s; Coldplay has continued to show just how great they can be. A Rush of Blood to the Head speaks for itself. - Justintime221

There great with there albums and they work hard on there songs that's what makes them great

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6Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

Never been a big fan, but the Black Album shows his skill. Plus 99 Problems is an awesome song. - Justintime221

7U2U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

Bringing out some if their best work in a long time; U2 was able to show that they were still the creative force they were in prior decades with hits like Vertigo and Beautiful Day. - Justintime221

8Avril Lavigne
9Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.
10Christina AguileraChristina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", and "Candyman".

The Contenders

11Outkast

They had one amazing album after another. Plus they had songs like Hey Ya, Ms. Jackson, and B.O. B which I feel have seriously impacted hip-hop. - Justintime221

12Kelly Clarkson
13P!nkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Well done list for making p! Nk at least in the top 10 but should be no1

14Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.V2 Comments
15Maroon 5Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.
16The Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.
17Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Please explain to me how this is so low on this list.

18LCD Soundsystem

Nobody who reads this will likely even know who this group is, but I feel like they are the best EDM that the early 2000s had to offer. Listen to Sound of Silver, before hating on them. - Justintime221

Let's go LCDSS, daft punk is playing at my house shows how great they are in one song.

19Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

It was either Green Day or System of Down for the tenth position, I went with Green Day because no matter how much they are made fun of and called a pop band, they are still a great band with very unique music for the time frame. So is System of a Down yes, but Green Days albums are a tad better in my opinion. - Justintime221

20Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

Just getting started in 2009 with her self-produced CD "Prelude to a Dream", but since then has blossomed into the finest new singing voice of the 21st Century!

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