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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}}''
* ''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/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/BringMeTheHorizon''
* ''Music/BrokeNCYDE''
* ''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.
* ''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}}'' -- 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.
* ''Music/MelanieC''
* ''Music/Chimaira'' - Cleveland-based {{Metalcore}} band who made their debut in 2001.
* ''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/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/{{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 he didn't become famous until his second album in 2010.
* ''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/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}}'' -- Female-fronted 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/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/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. Their 2008 song "All Around Me" just made it into the US Top 40.
* ''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 [=iTunes=] at its peak.
* ''Music/FrouFrou''
* ''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/FooFighters'' -- Rock band fronted by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. While they first became popular in the '90s, they had more success in the new decade.
* ''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 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''
* ''Music/DeltaGoodrem''
* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'' -- Cartoon band formed by Damon Albarn of Gorillaz.
* ''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 ''American Idiot'' in 2004 brought them back to the forefront.
** ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown''
* ''Music/{{Hardline}}''. Started in TheNineties, sounded like TheEighties, but they released most of their material in this decade
* ''Music/CalvinHarris''
* ''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 Millenium
* ''Music/HollywoodUndead''
* ''Music/HotHotHeat''
* ''Music/HourOfPenance''
* ''Music/WhitneyHouston''
* ''Music/VanessaHudgens''
* ''Music/{{Hurt}}''
* ''Music/EnriqueIglesias''
* ''Music/{{Isis}}''
* ''Music/IndiaArie''
* ''Music/InsaneClownPosse'' (started in 1991, but increased their popularity in the 00's)
* ''Music/CosmoJarvis''
* ''Music/JayZ''
* ''Music/{{Jesu}}''
* ''Music/JimmyEatWorld''
* ''Music/TheJonasBrothers''
* ''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}}''
* ''Music/AliciaKeys''
* ''Music/KillswitchEngage''
* ''Music/{{The Killers}}''
* ''Music/{{Kings Of Leon}}''
* ''Music/{{Korpiklaani}}''
* ''Music/{{LMFAO}}''
* ''Music/LacunaCoil''
* ''Music/LadyGaga''
* ''Music/KendrickLamar'' - One of rap's most promising young artists, and one of the very few mainstream rappers respected by hip hop fans.
* ''Music/LambOfGod'' - The leaders of modern-day metal music, who followed in {{Pantera}}'s footsteps by taking GrooveMetal to the next level.
* ''Music/AvrilLavigne''
* ''Music/RickiLee''
* ''Music/LeonaLewis''
* ''Music/{{The Libertines}}''
* ''Music/LichKing''
* ''Music/LilB''
* ''Music/LilWayne''
* ''Music/LinkinPark'' (started in 1996, but achieved mainstream popularity in 2000)
* ''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''
* ''Music/LupeFiasco''
* ''Music/MatchboxTwenty''
* ''Music/{{Mastodon}}''
* ''Music/MachinaeSupremacy''
* ''Music/MaliceMizer'' (barely--the band broke up in 2001)
* ''Music/{{The Mars Volta}}''
* ''Music/{{Maroon5}}''
* ''Creator/JessicaMauboy''
* ''Music/MaximoPark''
* ''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''
* ''Music/JasonMraz''
* ''Music/{{Muse}}''
* ''Music/{{Mudvayne}}''
* ''Music/MunicipalWaste''
* ''Music/MyChemicalRomance''
* ''Music/JoannaNewsom''
* ''Music/NeYo'' scored his first hit in 2006.
* ''Music/{{Nickelback}}'' - Popular yet widely disliked HardRock band who made it big in the early 2000s.
* ''Music/NickiMinaj''
* ''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/{{NSYNC}}'' -- Formed in 1995, popularity lasting through 2003. Launched Music/JustinTimberlake's career.
* ''Music/{{OFWGKTA}}''
* ''Music/OwlCity''
* ''Music/{{Opeth}}''
* ''Music/KatyPerry''
* ''Music/{{Pink}}''
* ''Music/{{Pitbull}}''
* ''Music/JoelPlaskett''
* ''Music/PoetsOfTheFall''
* ''Music/ThePolyphonicSpree''
* ''Music/TheProtomen''
* ''Music/{{Protest The Hero}}''
* ''Music/PsychopathicRydas''
* ''Music/PussycatDolls''
* ''Music/QueenAdreena''
* ''Music/{{Queens Of The Stone Age}}''
* ''Music/{{Red Hot Chili Peppers}}''
* ''Music/RelientK''
* ''Music/{{Rihanna}}''
* ''Music/RiseAgainst''
* ''Music/{{Robyn}}''
* ''Music/RickRoss''
* ''Music/KellyRowland'' -- Former member of the band Destiny's Child, she achieved her first successful single, "Dilemma" with Nelly in 2002.
* ''Music/StephanieMcintosh''
* ''Music/TheSaturdays''
* ''Music/ScarSymmetry''
* ''Music/SchwarzStein''
* ''Music/ScissorSisters''
* ''Music/GuySebastian''
* ''Music/{{Seether}}'' - PostGrunge band respected by rock fans, [[CriticalDissonance but savaged by critics]]. A few of their songs have a metal tinge to them.
* ''Music/{{Shakira}}''
** ''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/{{Shiv-r}}''
* ''{{Silverchair}}''
* ''Music/AshleeSimpson''
* ''Music/SimplePlan''
* ''Music/{{Sirenia}}''
* ''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/SnoopDogg''
* ''Music/SonataArctica''
* ''Music/SuicideSilence''
* ''Music/TreySongz''
* ''Music/SouljaBoy''
* ''Music/SoundHorizon''
* ''Music/BritneySpears''
* ''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/ScarsOnBroadway''
* ''Music/TaylorSwift''
* ''Music/TamminSursok''
* ''Music/{{Them Crooked Vultures}}''
* ''{{Music/Thrice}}''
* ''Music/TPain''
* ''Music/TakingBackSunday''
* ''Music/TechN9ne''
* ''Music/TeganAndSara''
* ''Music/RobThomas''
* ''Music/ViennaTeng''
* ''Music/{{Tenacious D}}''
* ''Music/{{Terasbetoni}}''
* ''Music/ThreeDaysGrace''
* ''Music/JustinTimberlake'' -- Former *Music/{{NSYNC}} member. Released first solo album in 2002.
* ''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/{{Tristania}}''
* ''Music/{{Trivium}}''
* ''Music/{{Twiztid}}'' (started in '97, but increased their popularity in the 00's)
* ''Music/{{Devin Townsend}}''
* ''Music/{{Uffie}}''
* ''Music/CarrieUnderwood''
* ''Music/{{Usher}}''
* ''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}}''
* ''Music/RufusWainwright'' (debuted in '98, got more popular in the '00s)
* ''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''
* ''Music/TheWhiteStripes''
* ''Music/TheWiggles''
* ''Music/GinWigmore''
* ''Music/WildBeasts''
* ''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.
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