Timeless Music Artists From 2000-2009

Which one of our favorite artist today will our children listen to?

The Top Ten

1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

timeless artist with timeless music... I mean c'mon.. (don't stop) was recently chosen the best dance song in some competition... so what do you need more than that to define timeless... the song is over 30 years old... and is still the best...
million years from now.. he will still be the ppl's favorite

The true king of pop, rock, and soul. He paved the way for so many singers we listen to now

here is someone I know that the children of the future children will listen to... his legacy is the most valuable and precious legacy ever...

Michael is amazingly beautiful and I don't understand why he isn't number 1. I've never even heard of the first two people

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2 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

Completely dominated the 2000s, and will keep dominating the music world. Linkin Park rules. - lukestheman4

3 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

She has nice voice

4 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.
5 Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.
6 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.
7 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
8 Eminem Eminem Eminem, 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 300 million records 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.

Amazing use of words, he really is able to put you into his shoes and see the world through his eyes. True spoken rapper who has no limitations of domination.

Shady will be remembered by true rap fans forever. - aman28

EMINEM is the best rapper ever! I mean who could sing like him! Should be No. 1!

I'm not even a big fan of rap but I love Eminem. I have respect for him yelling it how it is and speaking his mind and not sugar coating anything - Danielsun182

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9 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

I couldn't decide between Disturbed and System of a Down. I chose Disturbed because they are great musicians, of course, not the greatest of all time, but still great musicians. The only reason I did not vote for System of a Down is I was not sure if they counted, as their debut album was released in 1998. So come on Disturbed ones, Vote!

10 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".

The Contenders

11 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 ...read more.

Brit is the best selling female artist of decade 2000-2009. I can't believe such trashy singers like Beyonce and Rihanna are over her. Weird -

You can hate her guys but she was BY FAR the most popular and influential female star of the 2000's. Everyone wanted to be like her. Everyone copied her style, dancing, clothes...
Britney was the BOMB back then

Hits - "Oops!... I Did It Again", "every time", "Toxic", "I'm a Slave 4 U", "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman", "Womanizer", "3", "Piece of Me", "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman", "Lucky", "Stronger"

I love britney she is an inspiration to everyone... The QUEEN OF POP forever
No one can get over her

12 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.
13 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
14 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
15 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.

Tours - she slays everyone in this category! Even in the 2000's she ruled in touring.
#1 hits - "Hung Up" topped the most international charts. "4 Minutes" comes the second. Other popular hits - "Music", "Sorry", "Don't Tell Me", "Die Another Day", "Get Together", "Celebration", "American Pie", "American Life"

Underrated but beautiful tracks - "Time Stood Still", "Nothing Fails", "Miles Away"

Hung Up ranked #1 in 46 countries - absolute record. Not to mention other superhits like Music, Sorry, 4 Minutes, Die Another Day, Celebration, Get Together. -

Music, don't Tell Me, Die Another Day, Hung Up, Sorry, 4 Minutes, Give It 2 Me, Celebration... ONE WOMAN!

16 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Shakira is one of the most influential and popular artists of the 2000's. She made belly dance superpopular. Her songs "Hips Don't Lie", "Whenever, Wherever", "Underneath Your Clothes", "Objection (Tango)", "La Tortura", "She Wolf" became superhits.
Underrated songs - "Illegal", "Don't Bother", "The One", "Did It Again", "Give It Up to Me"

17 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

She's the closest we have to a legend in our generation, a generation full of sell-outs and auto-tuned artists w/ crappy and senseless lyrics. I like rap... I like hip hop.. but when I hear this womans voice... I stop to think how talented she really is... she will be around for a very long time to come... her shyte is timeless... I'm sure when I'm grey and old I'll remember this moment... like to meet her sumday... damn...

18 Nelly Furtado Nelly Furtado Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the world.

Her albums "Whoa, Nelly! " (2000) and "Loose" (2006) gave us amazing songs "I'm Like a Bird", "Promiscuous", "Say It Right", "All Good Things (Come to an End)", "Turn Off the Light", "Maneater", "In God's Hands", "...On the Radio (Remember the Days)", "Do It".
She's interesting, talented and unique. We didn't have artists like Nelly in the 2000's

19 Adema Adema Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.
20 Rise Against Rise Against Rise Against is an American hardcore punk band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band's current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. They are known for popularizing punk.
21 Christina Agulara

Beutiful Voice -slutty personality
looks cheep
but she can sing comparably to Whitney Houston

22 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.

The "Breakaway" (2004) album made her a superstar. It gave us superb hits like "Because of You", "Breakaway", "Since U Been Gone", "Behind These Hazel Eyes", "Walk Away".
Also, Kelly released other awesome songs during that era - "My Life Would Suck Without You", "Don't Waste Your Time", "A Moment Like This", "Miss Independent", "Already Gone"...

Her music is smart, inspirational and touching

Has the #2, #5, and # 8 hit of the decade, which shows that's she's probably the most popular artist of the decade.

23 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

Albums "J.Lo" (2001) and "This Is Me...Then" (2002) gave us amazing songs like "Love Don't Cost a Thing", "Ain't It Funny", "Jenny from the Block", "I'm Real", "All I Have", "I'm Gonna Be Alright", "Play". Many artists (including Beyonce & Rihanna) copied Jennifer's style.
Jennifer released the most successful remix album in the 2000's.
She was the greatest and the most VERSATILE female dancer of the 2000's

Underrated songs from that era - "Brave", "Hold It Don't Drop It", "Qué Hiciste", "Louboutins", "Do It Well"

24 Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl" and "Don't Speak" from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey ...read more.

At the beginning of the 2000s Gwen and her band No Doubt released hits "Ex-Girlfriend", "Hey Baby", "Hella Good", "It's My Life", "Underneath It All".

Later she became even more famous with her solo singles "Hollaback Girl", "Rich Girl", "Cool", "The Sweet Escape", "What You Waiting For? ", "4 in the Morning", "Wind It Up". Even artists like Lady Gaga and Kesha took some inspiration from Gwen. True Fashion Icon!

25 Celine Dion Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.

Celine was the most successful female artist of the 90's but she was very huge in the 2000s as well. Her concert tours were the BOMB! "A New Day Has Come" (2002) is an amazing album. "One Heart" (2003), "D'elles" (2007) and "Taking Chances" were great too

26 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 ...read more.
27 Coldplay Coldplay 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.

How the heck is coldplay all the way down here? Has ANYBODY heard Fix You? Viva la Vida? The Scientist? Yellow? Clocks?

Best flippin band, people.

A Rush of Blood to the Head and X & Y are huge-selling albums.

28 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate ...read more.
29 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter 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.

Come on guys, Robbie shone in the 2000s. He was the best male artist back then

30 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

We got the tiniest preview of the international greatness to come with her first independent CD "Prelude to A Dream" in late 2009, when she was only 9 years old.

31 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.
32 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.
33 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
34 Mary J

Luv her
Think of -Im Going Down

35 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

The 2000's was good for rihanna! Music of the sun, a girl like me, good girl gone bad, good girl gone bad reloaded, rated r. Those albums prove that she NEEDS to be number 1! - spodermanfan1000

36 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 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.
37 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell.

Even in the 2000's they made great and influential music! They are true icons of Pop

38 McFly

They have been ongoing for 10 years now they are the best of the best no one can beat them as a band

39 Ray LaMontagne Ray LaMontagne
40 OutKast OutKast Outkast is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. The duo achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success in the 1990s and early 2000s, helping ...read more.
41 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.
42 JaRule

Ok ok... he;s been gone
but someday people will listen to Rainy Days again...

43 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

Amy's Back To Black is already classic jazz/soul/r'n'b/pop/blues album.
The girl has really unique vocal and songwriting talent -

Amy was an amazing artist. I miss her phenomenal music

44 Incubus Incubus Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; ...read more.
45 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead 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).
46 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.

Think of this in the long run not what's hot now

47 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Think of Stronger and All Falls Down

48 Beyonce Beyonce 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.

She is a COPYCAT and the most overrated artist of the 2000's. Well, at least she is a "superstar" ONLY IN THE USA. She doesn't have huge international hits like Britney, Gaga, Rihanna, Katy, Shakira

Nothing she does is her own. I don't respect her at all

she's just the best and is getting better as her I am... sasha fierce album is her best yet. Plus songs like single ladies, crazy in love, deja vu and sweet dreams will be remmembered forever. - fisto77

She's just done so much I felt it was only fair to include her (although I can't think of one song from even 2007 people listen to today)

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49 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.

Her most recent hits are some s*** but we must not forget about Dreamlover... but we must also not forget Glitter (lol)

50 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.
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