Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in nearly ten years (after Christina Aguilera in 1999 and 2000) to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with their first two chart entries ("Just Dance" and "Poker Face").
Lady Gaga becomes the first performer to have three songs from a debut album reach #1 on an American Billboard chart since Avril Lavigne and Ace of Base.
Lady Gaga becomes the first female artist in British chart history to achieve three number 1 singles in a single year, when her song Bad Romance reaches the top of the UK Singles Chart.
Lady Gaga becomes the first artist in the survey's 17-year history to send her first five singles to number one on the Billboard Pop Songs chart with her single "Bad Romance".
On the female side, artists like Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, and Leona Lewis continued to find crossover success on the Adult Contemporary charts as well.
Auto-Tune Enthusiast Singer Britney Spears was the best selling female performers of the 2000s.
Christina Aguilera was one of the best-selling female artists of the 2000s. +photo
Avril Lavigne was arguably the first and lead artist to take this new direction in pop music, with hits such as "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm with You" at the beginning of the decade and "Girlfriend" at the end, Lavigne leads this genre throughout all the decade worldwide, with her contemporaries, such stars as Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton, not far behind with their own success.
During the 2000s Eminem, who is perhaps best known for being one of the few successful white rappers in the music industry, enjoyed a massive commercial success and maintained commercial relevance by attempting to be controversial and subversive. According to Billboard, Eminem has two of his albums among the top five highest selling albums of the 2000s. After the release of his album, Relapse, Eminem became the best selling rapper of all time. "Ringtone rap", which is rap music that was made popular for ringtones, which includes more "laid back" and "silly" elements along with repetitive hooks, became very popular in the later part of the 2000s.
Eminem was also the highest selling artist of the decade across all genres.
Yes the King's picture was first in the article and he was mentioned first
nothing new to me here tough
While girl pop-rock singers such as Alanis Morissette and Jewel were popular in the 1990s, they had declined in popularity after 1998 when the pop princesses such as Britney Spears debuted.
Lady Gaga took the later part of the decade by storm and revived the electronic influence of pop music that was not prominent since 2000.
In 2008 and 2009 electro-pop and Nu-disco make an increase in popularity in North America and replaced hip-hop and R&B as the dominant genres of music with artists such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga bringing this style to great popularity towards the end of the decade.
To name a few of their mentions in the article. Queens.
Teen Pop continued to be an extremely popular genre in the early 2000s with success of teenage pop-singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Britney's "Oops!...I Did It Again" and Christina's "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" become huge hits in the year 2000. By 2001, however, the teen-pop trend dissolved dramatically due to modern R&B and hip-hop influenced music that later dominated throughout the middle of the decade. Britney Spears's 2001 album Britney and Christina Aguilera's 2002 album Stripped are examples of teen pop artists transitioning from teen pop to more grown-up, modern R&B influenced records.
Boy bands continued their popularity during the beginning of the decade but their popularity also faded after 9/11, with the exception of Backstreet Boys, as they continued with popularity through the remainder of the decade and the 2010s,
The NSYNC shade. What continued popularity? I'd really like to know. What was BSB's last hit? How much did their last couple of albums sell?