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2000s in Music

27 June 2020

As important as being a child in the ‘90s, and if there is anything to talk about, it is being a teenager in the 2000s. Everyone who came to the world in the ‘90s knows that technology was neither present nor existed during the adolescence of that generation. Do not say how it is ? If you are not nostalgic in those years, you would listen to the music from the radio or if you have the possibility, from semi-technological devices such as walkman and discman. So which songs were they? As musiconline, we researched the songs and music genres that stand out in the 2000s in the continuation of our blog post series, where we have examined the music and the emergence of genres historically.



One of the first types of music that comes to mind when the 2000s are mentioned; Hip-hop. Among the most important artists of the genre, which was especially popular at the beginning of the millennium, we can count the names like Eminem, OutKast, The Black Eyed Peas, T. I., 50 Cent, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Ludacris. Hip-hop, which was more popular in big cities such as New York and Los Angeles in the 90s, spread to different geographies by reaching larger audiences by the 2000s. It managed to attract international attention in a short time. Eminem, the most popular name of the period, achieved great commercial success and was among the five best-selling albums of the 2000s with its two albums. After the release of the album Relapse , Eminem became the best-selling rap artist of all time and the best-selling artist of the decade among all genres.


Another prominent music genre in 2000; Post-grunge. Among the artists of the period, we can count the names such as Foo Fighters, Creed, Alter Bridge, Nickelback, Lifehouse, Hoobastank, 3 Doors Down, Mudd Puddle, Our Lady Peace, Switchfoot, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Staind, Seether and Daughtry. As one of the biggest post-grunge bands with the sale of more than 50 million albums of Nickelback, it has put its stamp on history.

Nu metal

In early 2000, a new emerging genre; nu metal, entered our lives as a new wave of metal fusing with similar style genres such as rap-metal and rap-rock. The popularity of the Nu metal genre increased in the late 90s thanks to bands such as Korn, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot and Coal Chamber, and in the early 2000s it remained popular with songs by bands such as System of A Down, Evanescence, Staind, Papa Roach and Disturbed.


Teen pop continued to be an extremely popular genre in the early 2000s, with the success of young pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Spears' 'Oops! ... I did it again' and Aguilera's ‘Come on over Baby' (All I Want Is You) songs became big hits in 2000. At the same time, the Boybands managed to maintain their popularity, but other groups, with the exception of Backstreet Boys, which continued their popularity after 2005, lost popularity over time. Lady Gaga took the second part of the decade and revived the electronic impact of pop music, which had not been outstanding since 2000. His debut album The Fame (2008) reached number one in Canada, Austria, Germany, the UK and Ireland, and was included on the Billboard Best Electronic Albums list. In 2001, one of the most successful artists of all time, Michael Jackson released his latest studio album, Invincible. All the Cheetah Girls, High School Musical and Hannah Montana albums were among the bestsellers of 2006 and 2007 and mostly managed to hit number 1. With albums released by Disney in the 2000s, artists such as Cheetah Girls, Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, Raven-Symoné were among the bestsellers of the decade.

Some Popular Songs in 2000s

Outkast - Hey Ya!

The Black Eyed Peas - Pump it

T.I - Whatever You Like

50 Cent - In Da Club

Kanye West - Stronger

Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It’s Hot

Limp Bizkit - Rollin’

Evanescence - Bring Me To Life

Of course, these 2000s featured songs are not that much. We would like to add song suggestions from you to the rest of our list. If you wish, you can suggest a song to us here .

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