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* ''Music/TwoNEOne''
* ''Music/ThreeInchesOfBlood''
* ''Music/FiftyCent'' scored his first hit in 2003.
* ''Music/ATeens''
* ''Music/AbominablePutridity''
* ''Music/AbysmalDawn''
* ''Music/{{Adele}}'' had her first top 40 hit in 2009, but only became a superstar two years later.
* ''[[Music/ThirtySecondsToMars 30 Seconds To Mars]]'' formed in 1998, but released their first album in 2002 and gained mainstream success with their second release in 2005, specifically the single "The Kill" and its accompanying music video.
* ''Music/{{Aeon}}''
* ''Music/AfterForever''
* ''Music/TheAgeOfInformation''
* ''Music/TheAgonist''
* ''Music/ChristinaAguilera'' scored her first hit in 1999, but the bulk of her career was in this decade.
* ''Music/{{Alestorm}}''
* ''Music/AllThatRemains''
* ''Music/AlyAndAJ'' are two sisters who have been successful in both singing and acting.
* ''Music/{{Amaranthe}}''
* ''Music/{{Amon Amarth}}''
* ''Music/AnaalNathrakh'' - British BlackMetal duo who released their first album in 2001, pushing both their genre and extreme metal in general to its limits.
* ''Music/{{Angelspit}}''
* ''Music/AnimalCollective''
* ''Music/AnybodyKilla''
* ''Music/{{Arctic Monkeys}}''
* ''Music/ArcadeFire''
* ''Music/RicardoArjona''
* ''Music/{{Arsis}}''
* ''Music/ArtOfDying'' never scored a rock hit until 2011, but their song "Get Thru This" was already getting exposure through WWE programming.
* ''Music/{{As I Lay Dying}}'' -- American {{Metalcore}}[=/=]MelodicDeathMetal[=/=]neo-ThrashMetal band formed in 2000.
* ''Music/EmilieAutumn''
* ''Music/{{Ayria}}''
* ''Music/{{Avenged Sevenfold}}'' -- Arguably most successful heavy metal group of the new decade.
* ''Music/BeachHouse''
* ''Music/BestCoast''
* ''Music/{{Beyonce}}'' -- Both Destiny's Child and her solo career peaked during this decade.
* ''Music/JustinBieber'' -- Gained superstardom at the beginning of 2010, but in 2007 he began posting videos on Website/YouTube and in 2009 he made his musical debut.
* ''Music/TheBirthdayMassacre''
* ''Music/{{Between The Buried And Me}}''
* ''Music/TheBlackDahliaMurder'' - The biggest and most respected MelodicDeathMetal band to come out of the US.
* ''Music/{{Black Label Society}}''
* ''Music/{{The Black Keys}}''
* ''Music/TheBlackEyedPeas'' -- They scored their first hit in 2003, but finished the decade off with what is arguably its most successful song in "I Gotta Feeling"
* ''Music/BlazeYaDeadHomie''
* ''Music/JamesBlunt'' -- First came to fame in 2004 with "You're Beautiful".
* ''Music/BloodRedThrone''
* ''Music/{{Boondox}}''
* ''Music/BowlingForSoup'' -- Formed in the late 1990s, but their popularity peaked in 2003-2005 with the Grammy nomination of "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" and the release of "1985."
* Music/BrianWilson
** ''Music/SMiLE'' (2004)
* ''Music/BringMeTheHorizon''
* ''Music/BrokeNCYDE''
* ''Music/DavidByrne''
* ''Music/{{Carnifex}}''
* ''Music/{{Caroline}}''
* ''Music/ChrisBrown'' -- This young singer's career exploded in 2005 with the hit "Run It!" but imploded in 2009 after he beat up Rihanna. He has since started to make a comeback.
* ''Music/{{Children Of Bodom}}''
* ''Music/MichaelBuble''-- Canadian singer who became a successful crooner well after the traditional pop genre died out.
* ''Music/{{Buckethead}}'' He's been around since 1988 but shot to international fame in the 00's thanks to his stint in Music/GunsNRoses and the inclusion of his song "Jordan" in Guitar Hero II.
* ''Music/{{Bullet For My Valentine}}'' -- Welsh heavy metal band who became popular around the end of the decade.
* ''Music/MutyaBuena''
* ''Music/AlexandraBurke'' -- The winner of The X Factor in 2008.
* ''Music/CattleDecapitation''
* ''Music/{{Cage}}''
* ''Music/ColbieCaillat'' -- Her song "Bubbly" became a surprise hit in late 2007, and she has had a few successful hits ever since.
* ''Music/MariahCarey''-- Her career had suffered a noticeable decline since the late 1990s. But she returned to the spotlight in 2005 and managed several hits in this decade.
* ''Music/{{Cascada}}'' -- German dance group usually mistaken for a female singer. Had a big trance hit in 2006 with "Everytime We Touch" before going the electro-pop route with 2009's "Evacuate the Dancefloor."
* ''Music/{{Chickenfoot}}'' -- Rock supergroup fronted by Sammy Hagar.
* ''Music/ChiefKeef''
* ''{{Music/Chthonic}}''
* ''Music/GabriellaCilmi''
* ''Music/KellyClarkson'' -- The very first winner of American Idol, she ruled the charts for most of the decade.
* ''Music/{{Coheed And Cambria}}'' - Each album from this pop-punk-influenced ProgressiveMetal band follows a single concept, adapted into a comic series called "The Armory Wars". They released their debut in 2002 and continue to go strong today.
* ''Music/CobraStarship'' -- A punk-pop band formed in 2006 that contributed (fittingly) to the ''SnakesOnAPlane'' soundtrack, but didn't have their first major hit ("Good Girls Go Bad") until 2009.
* ''Music/{{Coldplay}}'' -- Arguably the most successful rock band of the Became household names after their song "Clocks" won the "Record of the Year" Grammy.
* ''Music/CherylCole'' -- Breakout member of Music/GirlsAloud who released her debut solo record in 2009.
* ''Music/{{Creed}}'' -- A heavily criticized rock band who scored four big hits from 2000 to 2002.
** ''Music/AlterBridge'' -- Scott Stapp was replaced by new singer Myles Kennedy. They have significantly better reception than Creed though nowhere near as much success.
* ''Music/MelanieC''
* ''Music/Chimaira'' - Cleveland-based {{Metalcore}} band who made their debut in 2001.
* ''Music/ChrisWebby''
* ''Music/{{Ciara}}''
* ''Music/TheCrystallineEffect''
* ''Music/MileyCyrus'' -- The daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus became a superstar through Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," and she became a pop star on her own right.
* ''Music/{{D}}''
* ''Music/DaftPunk''
** ''Music/{{Discovery}}'' (2001)
* ''Music/TheDarkness'' -- A British band who helped spark a glam-rock revival in the middle of the decade. While they were quite big at home, they are best known in the States almost exclusively for their 2004 falsetto-ridden hit "I Believe in a Thing Called Love."
* ''Music/DarkLotus''
* ''Music/{{Deadlock}}'' - A German MelodicDeathMetal band debuting in the 2000s. They generally have vegan lyrics with a [[SopranoAndGravel Clean vocalist and a harsh vocalist.]]
* ''Music/DeadByApril'' - Sweden-based band who became popular in 2009, known for their unusual blend of {{Pop}} and MelodicDeathMetal.
* ''Music/DeathCabForCutie'' (created in '97, but most popular in the '00s)
* ''Music/{{Decapitated}}''
* ''Music/TheDecemberists'' - Formed in 2000 and had a cult following throughout the entire decade, but never became big until 2011.
* ''Music/DefeatedSanity''
* ''Music/{{Delain}}''
* ''Music/DemonsAndWizards''
* ''Music/DespisedIcon''
* ''Music/{{Deus}}''
* ''Music/{{Device}}''
* ''Music/{{Devotchka}}''
* ''Music/{{Die Antwoord}}''
* ''Music/DirEnGrey'' - Japanese post-VisualKei [[GenreBusting experimental]] [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly metal/rock band]], active since 1997, but started gaining international recognition in late 1999/early 2000.
* ''Music/DillonDixonBand''
* ''Music/{{Disturbed}}'' -- Nu-metal band from Chicago with a handful of major rock hits from three albums. Later shifted into a heavier AlternativeMetal sound.
* ''Music/DoctorSteel''
* ''Music/SiobhanDonaghy''
* ''Music/DragonForce'' -- A power-metal band with a dedicated fan following. In 2007, they gained mainstream exposure when their song "Through The Fire And Flames" was featured on Guitar Hero III.
* ''Music/{{Drake}}'' -- Canadian rapper who started releasing mixtapes in 2006 and got his first Top 40 hit in 2009, although the bulk of his success took place in the next decade.
* ''Music/DrowningPool'' -- A metal band who has scored many rock radio hits with three lead singers. Despite their success, they are primarily remembered for their first hit "Bodies."
* ''Music/BobDylan'' -- Debuted in the 1960s, still going strong in this decade.
** ''Music/ChristmasInTheHeart'' (2009)
* ''Music/HilaryDuff'' -- American singer who used her starring role on the hit TV show Lizzie [=McGuire=] to propel herself to pop success.
* ''Music/{{Electric Six}}''
* ''Music/{{Eagles Of Death Metal}}'' -- A rock band fronted by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Ironically, they are neither an Eagles tribute band or a death metal group.
* ''Music/EgoLikeness''
* ''Music/{{Eminem}}'' -- White rapper who became the best selling artist of both the 2000s and his entire genre.
* ''Music/{{Ensiferum}}''
* ''Music/{{Epica}}''
* ''Music/ESPosthumus''
* ''Music/{{Evanescence}}'' -- The most successful female-fronted rock band this decade; a symphonic [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly rock/metal]] band whose songs were synonymous with [[{{Wangst}} teen angst]]. Also notable for having a singer who brought ElegantGothicLolita closer to the Western {{Goth}} fanbase.
* ''Music/{{Evile}}''
* ''Music/JadeEwen''
* ''Music/ExistTrace'' -- Japanese VisualKei metal band, formed in 2003. Well-known for its [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all-female lineup]], though no one will notice right away due to their [[{{Bifauxnen}} androgynous]] looks.
* ''Music/TheExplodingHearts''
** ''Music/GuitarRomantic'' (2003)
* ''Music/ExplosionsInTheSky''
* ''Music/{{The Fall Of Troy}}''
* ''Music/{{Fallujah}}''
* ''Music/FallOutBoy'' -- Pop-punk band who were really big in the latter half of the decade. Surprisingly, their most recognizable member is their [[LeadBassist bassist]] and not their lead singer.
* ''Music/{{Feist}}'' -- Canadian singer who sings with indie group Broken Social Scene before having a surprise top 10 hit in 2007 with "1234."
* ''Music/TheFireman'' released their comeback album in 2008.
* Music/{{Fireaxe}}
** ''Music/FoodForTheGods'' (2003)
* Music/TheFiresignTheatre
** ''AudioPlay/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus'' (1971)
* ''Music/FleshgodApocalypse'' - A TechnicalDeathMetal band from Italy that incorporates Symphonic Elements to their music.
* ''Music/{{Flobots}}'' -- Rap-rock band whose 2008 song "Handlebars" cracked the top 40 that summer.
* ''Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine'' -- Indie-rock group fronted by redhead Florence Welch. They formed in 2007 yet never became popular in America until 2010.
* ''Music/{{Flyleaf}}'' -- Female-fronted rock band somewhere between Evanescence and Paramore although far less successful than either group. Their 2008 song "All Around Me" just made it into the US Top 40.
* ''Music/FooFighters'' -- Rock band fronted by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. While they first became popular in the '90s (and their best known song comes from that period), they had more success in the new decade.
* Music/ForgiveDurden
** ''Music/RaziasShadow'' (2008)
* ''Music/{{Fozzy}}''- Pro wrestler Wrestling/ChrisJericho's heavy metal band released their first album in 2000.
* ''Music/FranzFerdinand'' -- Scottish rock band whose 2004 song "Take Me Out" was very popular on the American [=iTunes=] at its peak.
* ''Music/FrouFrou''
* ''Music/FTIsland''
* ''Music/NellyFurtado'' -- Canadian singer who had a pair of hits in 2001 before fading into obscurity, but managed to make a comeback in 2006.
* ''Music/{{Gackt}}'' - Active since 1995 as vocalist of the VisualKei band Music/MaliceMizer, left in 1999 to pursue a solo career, eventually gaining popularity in the early 2000s and beyond. Very popular for his active participation in various J-culture scenes.
* ''Music/{{Galneryus}}''
* ''Music/GamaBomb''
* ''Creator/TheGame'' -- Popular rapper who had many hits in the middle of the decade.
* ''Music/TheGazette'' -- Japanese VisualKei metal outfit, formed in 2002 and widely considered as contemporaries of Music/DirEnGrey. Currently one of the biggest names in Asian metal, [[NuMetal for]] [[{{Bishonen}} fairly]] [[{{CastFullOfPrettyBoys}} obvious]] [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly reasons]].
* ''Music/GirlsGeneration''. South Korean {{girl group}} that debuted in 2007, consisting of nine {{Idol Singer}}s. Considered the DistaffCounterpart of labelmates Music/SuperJunior
* ''Music/GirlsAloud'' -- The co-winners of "Popstars: The Rivals" who went on to become the biggest British Girl Group of the decade.
* ''Music/{{Giulietta}}'' scored her first dance chart hit with "Dirty House Music" in 2008, although she's had more success in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens.
* ''Music/{{Goldfrapp}}''
* ''Music/SelenaGomez'' -- Although her popularity peaked in the 2010s, she first made a name for herself through Disney Channel in the later years of the decade.
* ''Music/DeltaGoodrem''
* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'' -- Cartoon band formed by Damon Albarn of Blur.
** ''Music/DemonDays''
* ''Music/{{Gojira}}'' -- French TechnicalDeathMetal that sounds like Music/{{Meshuggah}} and Music/LambOfGod turned UpToEleven.
* ''Music/{{Gogol Bordello}}''
* ''Music/GreenDay'' -- Began in the 1990s; their popularity had begun to fade at the turn of the century. The release of politically-heavy ''Music/AmericanIdiot'' in 2004 brought them back to the forefront.
** ''Music/AmericanIdiot''
** ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown''
* ''Music/{{Hardline}}''. Started in TheNineties, sounded like TheEighties, but they released most of their material in this decade
* ''Music/CalvinHarris'' -- Although his international success was almost exclusively TheNewTens, he first burst onto the UK music scene in 2007.
* ''Music/DarrenHayes''
* ''Music/HeavenShallBurn''
* ''Music/HedPE''
* ''Music/{{Hero}}''
* ''MissyHiggins''
* ''Music/{{HIM}}'' was formed in 1991, but did not release their debut until 1997. International recognition followed a couple of years later.
* ''Music/TheHives'' are another band that was formed in the 90's but became internationally known after the Turn of the Millennium
* ''Music/HollywoodUndead''
* ''Music/HotHotHeat''
* ''Music/HourOfPenance''
* ''Music/WhitneyHouston''
* ''Music/VanessaHudgens''
* ''Music/{{Hurt}}''
* ''Music/EnriqueIglesias'' -- Had huge success in the early 2000s before fading away for the rest of the decade.
* ''Music/{{Isis}}''
* ''Music/IndiaArie''
* ''Music/InsaneClownPosse'' (started in 1991, but increased their popularity in the 00's)
* ''Music/CosmoJarvis''
* ''Music/JayRock''
* ''Music/JayZ'' -- One of the most successful rappers of all time, this was easily his biggest decade.
* ''Music/{{Jesu}}''
* ''Music/JimmyEatWorld'' -- Moderately-popular emo-punk band who scored a surprise hit in 2002 before quickly fading away.
* ''Music/TheJonasBrothers'' -- The most successful teen heartthrobs of the decade (excluding artists whose popularity crossed over from 1999 or continued into 2010).
* ''Music/{{Jojo}}''
* ''Music/{{Jumpsteady}}''
* ''Music/{{Kana}}/Moon Kana'' -- Japanese IdolSinger known for her involvement in the VisualKei and [[LolitaFashion Lolita]] subcultures.
* ''Music/{{Kaya}}''
* ''Music/{{Kesha}}'' -- Although her success was mostly 2010s, her breakthrough hit took of right at the end of the decade, plus she had an EarlyBirdCameo on a Flo Rida hit before.
* ''Music/AliciaKeys'' -- The big female R&B phenomenon known for her hit ballads.
* ''Music/KillswitchEngage''
* ''Music/{{The Killers}}'' -- Las Vegas rock band with new wave and indie influences. They became a big new band of the mid to late 2000s, and unlike Fall Out Boy, successfully retained their core rock audience.
* ''Music/{{Kings Of Leon}}'' -- Rock band who had a brief wave of superstardom the late 2000s.
* ''Music/{{Korpiklaani}}''
* ''Music/{{LMFAO}}'' -- Although their real breakthrough did not come until 2011, they did get first noticed in 2009.
* ''Music/LacunaCoil''
* ''Music/LadyGaga'' -- Unquestionably the biggest new star of 2009, quickly becoming the most popular star of the early 2010s before she started to fade away.
* ''Music/KendrickLamar'' -- One of rap's most promising young artists, and one of the very few mainstream rappers respected by hip hop fans. Although he started his career in the 2000s, he never got a mainstream audience until 2012.
* ''Music/LambOfGod'' - The leaders of modern-day metal music, who followed in {{Pantera}}'s footsteps by taking GrooveMetal to the next level.
* ''Music/AvrilLavigne'' -- Canadian pop-punk songstress whose rise to stardom in 2002 led to the wiping out of the bubblegum-pop wave of music dominant at the time.
* ''Music/RickiLee''
* ''Music/LeonaLewis'' -- R&B singer who won the British X Factor in 2006 and became the show's biggest success story internationally up until 2012.
* ''Music/{{The Libertines}}''
* ''Music/LichKing''
* ''Music/LilB''
* ''Music/LilWayne'' -- A popular rapper from New Orleans who spent most of the decade as a cult act before ascending superstardom in 2008.
* ''Music/LinkinPark'' (started in 1996, but achieved mainstream popularity in 2000)
** ''Music/HybridTheory''
** ''Music/{{Meteora}}''
* ''Creator/LindsayLohan''
* ''Music/LuciferLusciousViolenoue''
* ''Music/{{Lordi}}''
* ''Music/{{Porcupine Tree}}'' - Started in the 1990s, but didn't become known until their shift to ProgressiveMetal in 2002.
* ''Music/PixieLott''
* ''Music/DemiLovato'' -- Actress/singer who first burst onto the scene in the summer of 2008.
* ''Music/LupeFiasco'' -- A rapper who had one big hit, quickly faded away, and made a comeback in the 2010s.
* ''Music/MatchboxTwenty'' -- Although never as popular as in the 90's, Rob Thomas and his friends continued to have success in the new decade
* ''Music/{{Mastodon}}''
* ''Music/MachinaeSupremacy''
* ''Music/MaliceMizer'' (barely--the band broke up in 2001)
* ''Music/MarilynManson''
** ''Music/HolyWoodInTheShadowOfTheValleyOfDeath'' (2000)
* ''Music/{{The Mars Volta}}''
* ''Music/{{Maroon5}}'' -- A funk-rock band whose surprise pop success led to them adapting an increasingly commercial sound. Frontman Adam Levine gained further recognition the next decade with ''Series/TheVoice'' and his group re-establishing itself as a core pop act.
* ''Creator/JessicaMauboy''
* ''Music/MaximoPark''
* ''Music/StephanieMcintosh''
* ''Music/McFly''
* ''Music/TheMegas''
* ''Music/KylieMinogue''
* ''Music/MeltBanana''
* ''Music/{{Merzbow}}'' remains active as an {{Industrial}}/[[HarshNoise noise]] artist ever since his successful breakthrough into the international ElectronicMusic scene in TheEighties.
* ''Music/JeremyMessersmith''
* ''Music/{{Mew}}'' (released their first album in 1997)
* ''Music/{{MGMT}}''
* ''Music/{{MFDOOM}}''
* ''Music/JanelleMonae'' -- Although best remembered for her verse on fun.'s "We Are Young," she first started her career in the 2000s.
* ''Music/JasonMraz'' -- Pop-rock singer who spent most of the decade as a one-hit wonder before a surprise comeback hit brought him his best success ever.
* ''Music/{{Muse}}'' -- British rock group who became a hugely successful act in the 2000s and eventually became stars across the pond as well.
* ''Music/{{Mudvayne}}''
* ''Music/MunicipalWaste''
* ''Music/MandyMoore''
* Music/ModestMouse
** ''Music/WeWereDeadBeforeTheShipEvenSank'' (2007)
* Music/MyChemicalRomance
** ''Music/TheBlackParade'' (2006)
** ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys'' (2010)
* ''Music/MyChemicalRomance'' -- One of the biggest successes of the emo-punk explosion of the late 2000s.
* ''Music/JoannaNewsom''
* ''Music/NeYo'' scored his first hit in 2006 and remained a mainstay on pop and R&B radio ever since.
* ''Music/{{Nickelback}}'' -- Popular yet widely disliked HardRock band who made it big in the early 2000s, later becoming the most consistent rock crossover act on radio.
* ''Music/NickiMinaj'' -- First started recording music in the 2000s but never took off until 2010.
* ''Music/NineInchNails'' -- Fell off the radar after lukewarm reception to ''The Fragile'' at the end of TheNineties, but returned halfway through the decade with ''With Teeth'' and went on to continued success.
** ''Music/YearZero'' (2007)
* ''Music/{{NSYNC}}'' -- Formed in 1995, popularity lasting through 2003, battling the Backstreet Boys for boy-band domination. Launched Music/JustinTimberlake's career.
* ''Music/{{OFWGKTA}}''
* ''Music/OwlCity'' -- Electronic music producer who had one of 2009's most surprising hits in "Fireflies," before disappearing faster than he came. A brief comeback in 2012 didn't help him very much.
* ''Music/{{Opeth}}''
* ''Music/KatyPerry'' -- Former Christian-rock singer whose unexpected 2008 hit "I Kissed A Girl" led her to becoming the biggest female pop star of the 2010s.
* ''Music/{{Pink}}'' -- Popular female singer/songwriter who took off in 2000, faded away in 2003, and came back big time in 2007.
* ''Music/PinkFloyd'' -- Reunited briefly in 2005 for Live 8. Music/SydBarrett died in 2006, and Richard Wright died in 2008.
* ''Music/{{Pitbull}}'' -- Cuban-American rapper whose moderately successful career throughout the 2000s paid off when "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" shot him to superstardom.
* ''Music/JoelPlaskett''
* ''Music/PoetsOfTheFall''
* ''Music/ThePolyphonicSpree''
* ''Music/ThePostalService'' -- The band only ever released one album in 2003.
* ''Music/TheProtomen''
* ''Music/{{Protest The Hero}}''
* ''Music/PsychopathicRydas''
* ''Music/PussycatDolls'' -- The most successful American girl group of the latter half of the decade.
* ''Music/QueenAdreena''
* ''Music/{{Queens Of The Stone Age}}'' -- Rock band whose affiliations to Foo Fighters led to their own career taking off.
* Music/{{Radiohead}} -- Although still more associated with the '90s, Radiohead continued to have good success and huge critical acclaim.
** ''Music/InRainbows'' (2007)
** ''Music/KidA'' (2000)
* ''Music/{{Red Hot Chili Peppers}}'' -- One of the most popular rock groups of the 1990s continued to have huge success in the 2000s.
* ''Music/RelientK''
* ''Music/TheResidents''
* ''Music/{{Rihanna}}'' -- Barbadian R&B singer who rose to superstardom in 2005 and racked up so many hits in so little time.
* ''Music/RiseAgainst''
* ''Music/{{Robyn}}''
* ''Music/TheRollingStones'' -- Had some of their biggest tours in this decade.
** ''Music/ABiggerBang'' (2005)
* ''Music/RickRoss'' -- A very popular Miami-based rapper. He's known for his big size and beard as much as for his rapping.
* ''Music/KellyRowland'' -- Former member of the band Destiny's Child, she achieved her first successful single, "Dilemma" with Nelly in 2002.
* ''Music/{{Santana}}''
** ''Music/{{Shaman}}'' (2002)
* ''Music/TheSaturdays''
* ''Music/ScarSymmetry''
* ''Music/ScarsOnBroadway''
* ''Music/SchwarzStein''
* ''Music/ScissorSisters''
* ''Music/GuySebastian''
* ''Music/{{Seether}}'' -- South African PostGrunge band respected by rock fans, [[CriticalDissonance but savaged by critics]]. A few of their songs have a metal tinge to them.
* ''Music/{{Shakira}}'' -- Colombian singer whose international popularity was unusually disproportionate to her American popularity. Otherwise, she became ''the'' face of Latin music in the new millennium.
** ''Music/HipsDontLie'' released 2006.
* ''Music/{{Sikth}}''
* ''[[Creator/ZooeyDeschanel She & Him]]''
* ''Music/AkikoShikata'' started her musical career in 2001 with the mini-album ''Midori no mori de nemuru tori''.
* ''Music/SHINee''
* ''Music/{{Shivr}}''
* ''{{Silverchair}}''
* ''Music/AshleeSimpson'' -- Broke out of sister Jessica's shadow in 2004 only to see a disastrous ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' performance kill her career overnight.
* ''Music/SimplePlan'' -- Canadian pop-punk band who became one of the most frequent visitors below the border.
* ''Music/{{Sirenia}}''
* ''Music/{{Sia}}'' -- Australian singer who had a cult following in the 2000s despite no chart success until the next decade.
* ''Music/TheScript'', had a big hit in 2008 with Break Even...
* ''Music/{{Skelteria}}''
* ''Music/{{Skindred}}''
* ''Music/{{Slipknot}}'' -- One of the most successful metal bands ever, who have become the genre's public face and serve as a GatewaySeries to many.
* ''Music/{{Sleepytime Gorilla Museum}}''
* Music/BrendonSmall
** ''Music/BrendonSmallsGalaktikon'' (2012)
* ''Music/SnoopDogg'' -- Popular rapper of the '90s who continued to thrive in the 2000s.
* ''Music/SonataArctica''
* ''Music/SuicideSilence''
* ''Music/TreySongz'' -- R&B singer whose popularity peaked in 2010, but had his fair share of success in the previous decade.
* ''Music/SouljaBoy'' -- Teenage rapper whose song "Crank That" spawned a national dance craze and made him one of the first artists to gain popularity through the internet.
* ''Music/SoundHorizon''
* Music/{{Sparks}} -- An art pop duo who were one-hit wonders during the GlamRock period of the 1970s, but had a major critical renaissance during the beginning of the century which started with...
** ''Music/LilBeethoven'' (2002)
* ''Music/BritneySpears'' -- One of the most successful female singers of the 2000s and unquestionably ''the'' most famous celebrity-wise.
* ''Music/ReginaSpektor''
* ''Music/SufjanStevens''
* ''Music/JossStone''
* ''Music/TheStrokes''
* ''Music/{{Sugababes}}''
* ''Music/SystemDivide''
* ''Music/SystemOfADown'' (First album came out in 1998, but 2001's ''Toxicity'' skyrocketed them to popularity)
* ''Music/TaylorSwift'' -- Female country singer who achieved a level of success that nobody in her genre has had since Garth Brooks, and superstardom usually reserved only for pop musicians.
* ''Music/TamminSursok''
* ''Music/{{Them Crooked Vultures}}''
* ''{{Music/Thrice}}''
* ''Music/TPain'' -- Rapper/R&B singer who became the public face of the Auto-Tune movement of the late 2000s.
* ''Music/TakingBackSunday''
* ''Music/TechN9ne''
* ''Music/TeganAndSara''
* ''Music/RobThomas'' -- Matchbox Twenty's frontman started the decade with an enormously successful hit single with Santana and later a few pop hits of his own.
* ''Music/ViennaTeng''
* ''Music/{{Tenacious D}}''
* ''Music/{{Terasbetoni}}''
* ''Music/ThreeDaysGrace''
* ''Music/JustinTimberlake'' -- Former *Music/{{NSYNC}} member. Released first solo album in 2002 and became the biggest boy-band breakout star since Michael Jackson.
* Christopher Tin
** ''Music/CallingAllDawns'' (2009)
* ''Music/{{Tool}}'' - Tied with Dream Theater as the most popular band in ProgressiveMetal; they started in the 1990s, but released their arguable MagnumOpus ''Lateralus'' in 2001.
* Music/TransSiberianOrchestra
** ''Music/BeethovensLastNight'' (2000)
* ''Music/{{Tristania}}''
* ''Music/{{Trivium}}''
* ''Music/{{Twiztid}}'' (started in '97, but increased their popularity in the 00's)
* ''Music/{{Devin Townsend}}''
* ''Music/{{Uffie}}''
* ''Music/CarrieUnderwood'' -- American Idol winner who rivals Kelly Clarkson as the show's most successful alumni.
* ''Music/{{Usher}}'' -- R&B singer who started the decade shedding his teen idol image, had an exceptionally massive year in 2004, and launched the career of Justin Bieber.
* ''Music/VernianProcess''
* ''Music/TheVeronicas''
* ''Music/{{Versailles}}'' -- Neoclassical metal band formed in 2007 by five established VisualKei artists, best known for invoking ViewerGenderConfusion among metal fans.
* ''Music/{{Andrew WK}}'' -- Rock singer famous for his party anthem "Party Hard" and infamous for his work with Cartoon Network.
* ''Music/RufusWainwright'' (debuted in '98, got more popular in the '00s thanks to ''Shrek'')
* ''Music/KanonWakeshima'' -- Female VisualKei[=/=][[ElegantGothicLolita [=GothLoli=]]] IdolSinger who debuted in 2008, her first two albums, overall sound and image [[RecordProducer courtesy of]] [[Music/MaliceMizer Mana]].
* ''Music/StanWalker''
* ''Music/{{Warbringer}}''
* ''Creator/NikkiWebster''
* ''Music/{{Weezer}}'' . Formed in the mid-90's, reunited in 2000. This rebirth skyrocketed their popularity and effectively proved that their former OldShame, the ''Pinkerton'' album, was simply [[VindicatedByHistory ahead of its time]].
* ''Music/KanyeWest'' -- One of the most successful rappers of the 2000s, he first made his name as a producer. His career nearly ended in the last few months of 2009.
* ''Music/TheWhiteStripes'' -- Arguably the most influential and critically-acclaimed rock band of the 2000s.
** ''Music/{{Elephant}}'' (2003)
* ''Music/TheWiggles''
* ''Music/GinWigmore''
* ''Music/{{Wilco}}''
* ''Music/WildBeasts''
* ''Music/AmyWinehouse'' -- R&B singer who had a big international hit with "Rehab" and a huge Grammy sweep the following year, before her actual personal problem overshadowed her career. Her death in 2011 reversed her reputation overnight and internationally turned the relatively obscure singer into a legend.
** ''Music/FrankAlbum'' (2003)
** ''Music/BackToBlack'' (2006)
* ''Music/{{Wintersun}}''
* ''Music/PatrickWolf''
* ''Music/{{Wolfmother}}''
* ''Music/WovenHand''
* ''Music/YeahYeahYeahs''
* ''Music/{{Yeasayer}}''
* ''Music/YouseiTeikoku'' -- Formed in the late 90s and became popular in the {{Anime}} scene since the early 2000s. Fronted by voice actress Creator/YuiItsuki.
* Music/ZZWard
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