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The 2000s (pronounced "two-thousands" or "twenty-hundreds") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009. Its single most marking event were the September 11 attacks of 2001.

The growth of the Internet contributed to globalization during the decade, which allowed faster communication among people around the world.

The economic growth of the 2000s had considerable social, environmental and mass extinction consequences, raised demand for diminishing energy resources, and was still vulnerable, as demonstrated by the financial crisis of 2007–08.

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Dance music

Unlike the 1990s, where dance music often topped the charts, few do in the 2000s. Rihanna helps bring dance music back to the top of the charts, with hits like "Don't Stop the Music" and "Disturbia". Kylie Minogue has had numerous dance club play hits in the 2000s and received four nominations for best dance recording at the US Grammy's. Her biggest Dance oriented hit was her 2001 release, Can't Get You Out Of My Head.

Music

2000s, 2000s dance music, decline of sales since 2004, electronic rock of the 2000s, LCD Soundsystem

2000s in music refers to music performed in the decade of the 2000s (2000-2009). The decade was marked by the dominance of both hip hop music, especially crunk, electro-hop, and gangsta rap, and alternative rock, especially post-grunge, emo, also electropop and synthpop at the end of the decade.

The U.S. and North America

Rock

Rock has remained popular, despite the increasing popularity of Hip-hop, but experiences a diminished presence on music charts. Modern rock as a radio format experiences a sharp decline, with high-profile cornerstone stations like WLIR-FM, K-Rock in New York City and WBCN in Boston flipping to other formats. New York City, once the leading market for the format, has only one modern rock station, 101.9 WRXP-FM.

Guns N' Roses released Chinese Democracy in 2008 after over a decade of work by Axl Rose; AC/DC also released their first album in nine years, Black Ice (AC/DC album) in 2008 as well.

Throughout the decade, the post-grunge and alternative rock sound remained popular on adult alternative, modern rock, and pop radio stations alike. Though many Post-Grunge bands fade out of mainstream popularity, some bands such as Nickelback, Creed, Foo Fighters and 3 Doors Down have continued success and the style itself remains popular and newer artists such as Hinder, and Seether have success with the genre.

In the metal world, a new wave of Metal began along with a renewed interest in the genre in the mainstream, Metalcore achieved popularity. Bands such as the critically acclaimed Mastodon, Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, All That Remains, Lamb of God and many others achieved success in the 2000s. Older Metal acts such as Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica have success in the decade. In Europe the metal scene has thrived off of bands playing a variety of Death Metal and Black Metal subgenres such as Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Gojira and many others. Combining elements of Metalcore, Hardcore, and Pop Punk, the genre of Post-Hardcore increased heavily in popularity throughout the middle to the end of the decade. Bands like Escape The Fate, Silverstein, Enter Shikari, Blessthefall, Sienna Skies, Alexisonfire, and Senses Fail helped to popularize the genre. Later in the decade, bands like A Day To Remember and Four Year Strong combined the genres of Metalcore and Hardcore with Pop Punk.

Coldplay had popularity worldwide, and also gained success on Viva la Vida or Death And All His Friends for its hit single. They lead the British Invasion of the 2000s as the band released Yellow in North America. In Europe, Oasis, Radiohead, and Muse were British bands that also topped singles charts.

Pop Punk had continued success throughout the decade with bands like Blink-182, Yellowcard and Green Day which were very successful bands of the decade. The Pop Punk of the decade was markedly different from the style of the previous decade. Bands such as Green Day, whose lyrics had been characterized by teenage angst, began to sing about more serious issues such as politics. Pop Punk band, Fall Out Boy emerged on the scene in 2005 with their breakout single, "Sugar We're Going Down," from their album, "From Under The Cork Tree." Fall Out Boy continues to release albums, gradually infusing Pop-Punk with elements of Hip-Hop, a trend seen with bands including Cobra Starship. The All-American Rejects also made a breakthrough with their debut single Swing, Swing from their self-titled album. Other bands that have been popular are Panic At The Disco in 2006, Paramore in 2007, The Academy Is... in 2005 as well as Cobra Starship in 2006. New Pop Punk bands such as All Time Low, Hit the Lights, and Every Avenue emerged at the end of the decade and continued to keep the genre mainstream.

The popularity of nu metal and rap rock music carried over from the late 1990s into the early 2000s, bringing in a wave of monster-hit artists such as Evanescence, System of a Down, Staind, Papa Roach, and Disturbed. Linkin Park's debut album Hybrid Theory sells over 17 million copies worldwide. The band's next album Meteora is the most successful album on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Nu-Metal, however, died out from the middle towards the end of the decade. Many people do expect the genre to regain popularity, as younger people discover these nu-metal bands, and some new nu-metal bands find success such as Hollywood Undead.

Emo music is very popular since 2002. Originally an indie rock genre of the late 1990s that influenced some pop punk bands of the early 2000s, emo has proven difficult to define as the label is given more for who listens to the music than for any key element in the music itself. Emo sprouted from this pop-punk popularity, with such bands as Dashboard Confessional, Hawthorne Heights, Brand New, and The Used breaking out in 2003 and 2004. This has since been followed by Fall Out Boy enjoying widespread success from 2005-2008. My Chemical Romance, with their 2004 breakthrough album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, has further blurred these lines, for while to many they define emo, they do not identify as emo, to the point of calling emo "bullshit" . The band took more of a concept album approach for their 2006 album The Black Parade.

The 2000s saw the revival and influence of New Wave music, post-punk, and synthpop music, as there is an increase in interest in both technology and 1980s music. This revival is sometimes known as new urban pop. Artists including Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, The Bravery, Bloc Party, Metro Station, The Veronicas, Lights, The Postal Service, Hellogoodbye, Owl City, and MGMT become popular toward the end of the decade as nu metal and similar modern rock loses popularity. Along with Post-Punk revival, Garage rock also sees a revival. Indie Rock bands like Jet, The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, The Strokes, The Hives, The Vines, Kings of Leon, The White Stripes, Radiohead, Snow Patrol and Interpol see success. Indie music itself becomes popular due to the increased commercialization of alternative.

Pop

Boy bands continue their popularity during the beginning of the decade but their popularity fades before the middle of the decade. Some members of these bands go on to have successful solo careers, such as Jesse McCartney and Justin Timberlake. A new strain of boy bands, such as V Factory, Varsity Fanclub, Click Five, NLT, and the Jonas Brothers take place around 2008.

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American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson makes huge hits in pop music charts and over 20 million records, best-selling Idol.

Music icon and 'King Of Pop' Michael Jackson released his final studio album before his death, Invincible, in 2001. Artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue and Madonna experienced revived success. Justin Timberlake shot to stardom with his Justified album. In 2002, a new "teen pop rock" movement began. Avril Lavigne was arguably the first and lead artist to take this new direction in pop music, with hits such as "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi" at the beginning of the decade and "Girlfriend" at the end Lavigne leads this genre throughout all the decade worldwide, her contemporaries such stars as, Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton not far behind with their own success. American Idol winners become a big part of the American pop sound, but only one winner became a staple. Kelly Clarkson experienced huge success and tons of hit radio singles with her pop-rock sound including worldwide hit "Since U Been Gone" at the middle of the decade. The younger sibling of Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson, experienced a breakthrough success with her teen pop-rock sound as well. Other artists reflecting the genre are Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff and later Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.

Children's music rises significantly in sales, especially with Disney The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical, Hannah Montana,and The Jonas Brothers among others). All The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical and Hannah Montana albums were among the best-sellers of 2006 and 2007 and reached the number 1 position, left many artists produced by Disney in the 2000s,The Cheetah Girls, Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Raven-Symoné, the artists of the best-selling Disney's decade of 2000s.

Dance music, particularly electropop and nu-disco becomes increasingly popular in 2008 and 2009, with pop princesses Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna leading the way. Furthermore, Madonna's dance hits hits such as "Hung Up" (#1 in 45 countries) and "4 Minutes" (#1 in 32 countries) become huge dance hits. (See Hip Hop, Urban Pop and R&B above for more information.) Pop duos Aly & A.J. and The Veronicas explore electropop in their second albums, "Insomniatic" and "Hook Me Up" respectively. Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson scores hits with "Girlfriend" and "My Life Would Suck Without You" respectively. Lady Gaga is known as the "electropop princess" for her songs "Poker Face" and "Just Dance". In early 2007, former teen pop queen Hilary Duff switches over to dance-pop-electropop with her album Dignity, which gave an inspiration to the many other popular artists as of 2009, along with Timbaland. Auto-Tune becomes popular in many mainstream songs in late 2008 and 2009. The Black Eyed Peas begin utilizing auto-tune in their electropop-dance influenced album The E.N.D. with two number-one singles Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling.

The musical style of the 1980s influenced pop music to some extent in the later stages of the decade, as seen in Rihanna's hit "S.O.S." (a sampling of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love"), "She's Like The Wind" by "Lumidee" and Flo Rida's "Right Round", a reworking of the Dead or Alive hit "You Spin Me Right Round". Other hits include Aaron Carter's cover of Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy", and Britney Spears' covers of My Prerogative and I Love Rock 'n' Roll. Alien Ant Farm successfully covered Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal", and Fall Out Boy came out with their own cover of "Beat It", later on. Bowling for Soup have a hit with 1985.

Ethnic music, especially in near tropical locations is mainstream for most of the mid to late '00s, especially with hits by Shakira and M.I.A. and the rise of reggaeton and Reggae/Pop/Dance artists like Sean Paul, Sean Kingston and Rihanna early in the mid to late 2000s.Shakira's "Whenever Wherever" and "Hips Don't Lie" made her one of the best selling artists of the genre. Shakira is the only artist in the world to have charted Number 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40, Billboard Hot 100 and Latin charts. Hips Don't Lie is the biggest selling single of the 21st century worldwide along with Madonna's "Hung Up".

Auto-Tune is common in the later part of the decade, with artists such as T-Pain beginning the craze. Even some post-hardcore and metalcore bands use the effect such as Attack Attack!. AutoTune was popular in the earlier part of the decade as well, but it was used more or less as an effect than a major replacement of the standard human voice, as it is in the late 2000s. Artists such as Daft Punk and Eiffel 65 used in a high amount, along with smaller amounts with artists such as *NSYNC, 98 Degrees, Faith Hill, Willa Ford, and Cher. There is however some criticism against autotune and its over use, for example by Jay-Z, on his song D.O.A (Death of Autotune). This critiscism has inspired many newer artists to cut the down the use of the effect and use it more or less as a "backup vocals" such as in the song Down by Jay Sean or something that is used in the bridge or chorus of the song only.

R&B/Hip-hop/Urban Pop

Hip Hop dominated popular music in the 2000s. Artists such as OutKast, T.I., Kanye West, Ja Rule, The Game, 50 Cent, Nas, Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, DMX, Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem were the dominant hip hop artists that have represented the hip hop genre in this decade thus far. Distinct regional differences also developed outside the hip hop/rap strongholds of the 90s, New York City and Los Angeles

Alternative hip hop, almost unknown in the mainstream, except for a few crossover acts such as Atmosphere, The Roots and Gym Class Heroes evolves throughout the decade, in response to the gangsta rap that dominates the mainstream. Instead of being about money, sex, and image, alternative hip-hop is philosophical, positive, and complex, and could be said to be related to both the old school hip-hop culture of the 1980s and early 1990s and the indie rock and hipster subcultures.

Urban pop, teen pop and adult contemporary with R&B and soul influences, replaces the boy band and diva music of the late 1990s, beginning in 2001. Popular artists include Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles, Destiny's Child, JoJo, Rihanna, Ciara, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Akon, and Fergie. The production of Timbaland is featured in several hits of the second half of the decade with resulting successes like Nelly Furtado, Keri Hilson, and, briefly, One Republic, along with Timbaland.

Several R&B artists of the '90s still kept chart-topping success in mainstream over the 2000s. Artists like Beyoncé Knowles, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Usher have released a series of #1's such as "Irreplacable", "We Belong Together", "All I Have" and "Confessions" respectively. Destiny's Child is considered the most successful female R&B group of all time, selling over 80 million records worldwide. The group has many singles topped the charts all over the world, including the Billboard Hot 100 with hits such as "Survivor", "Say My Name" and "Bootylicious". The members are Beyoncé Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

Southern hip-hop became mainstream in the mid 2000s. Crunk and Snap artists like Flo Rida, Rich Boy, Plies and Shawty Lo are very popular, making the Crunk rap genre one of the most popular genres in the 2000s. In 2009, a classic oriented hip-hop style becomes popular too, starting what could be a new musical movement for the 2010s.

Country

Country slipped in mainstream popularity in the early 2000s, due partly to the public retirement of Garth Brooks. However, the upper part of the Billboard album charts generally has many country albums, including some that go more than double platinum, indicating that the genre has a strong niche in the music industry. Throughout the early-mid 2000's country-pop music continues to increase in popularity.

The genre grows during the mid 2000s from artists such as Carrie Underwood, who became the first American Idol winner to go into country instead of Pop or R&B. Artists that were popular during the decade were mostly artists who were already successful in the 90s, but the artists include: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Gretchen Wilson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Kenny Chesney among others.

In the late 2000s the genre sees an increasing of country-pop with the popularity of Taylor Swift. Many major artists begin releasing or recording new albums in 2008/2009 such as Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Martina McBride.

Many non-country artists have put out country albums in the 2000s including Darius Rucker, Kid Rock, The Eagles, Robert Plant, Jewel (singer) and Bon Jovi

Adult Contemporary

Adult Contemporary Music (also known as "soft rock" or "lite-rock"), began to somewhat decrease in popularity starting in the late '90s (due to the increasing popularity of Top 40 music) into January 2000 until September 11th, 2001. After 9/11, popularity for Adult Contemporary Music (as well as Contemporary Christian Music crossovers) increased tri-fold during the grieving process, when the 25-44 Conservative Female Demographic favored listening to songs with appropriate, positive and uplifting lyrics containing love and hope. Upon the eventual return back to normalcy after 9/11, the popularity of Adult Contemporary music held steady until about 2003, when Billboard began to change their chart formats. This led to Adult Contemporary stations to program their music "not-as-soft" or "cheesy" as they used to, and ended up substituting the words "soft-rock" with "lite-rock", which has a more modern-edged connotation. Yet, AC stations remained careful to not cross the Adult Top 40 format line. Because of all these changes, AC Stations slowly increased in popularity. Template:Citation needed

In the late 2000s, artists like Coldplay, Daughtry and Gavin Rossdale were finding more success crossing over onto the Adult Contemporary charts.

On the female side, artists like Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Colbie Caillat, and Leona Lewis continued to find crossover success on the Adult Contemporary charts as well. AC veterans such as Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, The Eagles, Alanis Morissette and Sheryl Crow continued to release music only on the Adult Contemporary formats.

Dance/Electronica Music

Dance music had its ups and downs in the 2000s. Singles like Heaven (DJ Sammy song) in 2002 and Everytime We Touch (Cascada song) in 2006 became some of the biggest dance hits of the decade. In 2007 and later, dance music had begun to make a comeback with hits by pop singer Rihanna like "Don't Stop the Music" and "Disturbia". Kylie Minogue also had numerous dance club play hits such as Can't Get You Out of My Head and In Your Eyes. In early 2008, Electro-pop and Nu-Disco make a increase in popularity. Trance is making a revival in Top 40. By the end of 2009, dance music and electro-pop has replaced hip-hop and R&B as the dominate genre of music.

Europe

Dance

Electro, as well as music that combines it with House becomes mainstream in the dance music scene in the middle of the decade, replacing the mainstream of more jazzy and Latin influenced sounds from the beginning of the decade. Electro House artists such as Justice and MSTRKRFT gain popularity in clubs around the world, and also in Live PA's, where they remix their music for a live crowd. Dubstep and Bassline House achieve more mainstream success within the dance music scene, with artists like Skream and T2 becoming well-known. Dance and eurodance singers and bands such as Kate Ryan, September, Alcazar and Cascada become popular around the world.

Rock

Post-Britpop bands such as Coldplay and Keane followed after the success of Radiohead and The Verve to the top of the album charts during the decade. British Indie rock and indie pop returns to popularity in the mid-late 2000s with artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, The Libertines, Editors, Lily Allen, Kate Nash and The Ting Tings achieving great chart success. Oasis also remained popular spawning four number one albums in the UK until the bands disbandment in autumn 2009.

Pop

Boybands do not completely die out, but rather evolve into teen pop-rock/pop punk acts, with artists such as Busted and McFly. Take That reunite in 2005 and recreate their earlier success, which once again sparks a flurry of other 90's pop bands following suite. Bands such as Boyzone also find success, whilst others such as 5ive and East 17 fail and once again disband. Animated musicians become popular, with the likes of Crazy Frog, Gorillaz, and Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil. Girl groups Sugababes and Girls Aloud span successful careers throughout most of the decade.

British female soul artists such as Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Adele, Duffy and Leona Lewis achieve chart success in the late 2000s. Joss Stone, was a British singer who sold more albums in the 2000s with 10 million albums worldwide records, was first British singer to sing soul music in the style and having the second highest debut on the chart of U.S. album charts and youngest female singer to top the UK Albums Chart.

Reality talent shows which gave people the opportunity of a singing career became very popular with UK TV audiences. Shows included Popstars, Pop Idol, Fame Academy and The X Factor. Eurovision Song Contest is very important for the European Music. From this contest, the most famous singer for 2000's is Helena Paparizou from Greece. Helena has spawned a lot of successful singles in Europe such as My Number One, Mambo!, Gigolo, Heroes, Teardrops, The Light In Our Soul etc. 1980s female pop stars Madonna and Kylie Minogue both have a big presence on the European music scene both having numerous hits in the 2000s which include for Madonna "Hung Up", "Celebration", "4 Minutes" and "Music" and for Kylie "Spinning Around", "On a Night Like This", "Can't Get You Out of My Head", "Slow" and "In My Arms". Madonna and Minogue today remains the most played female artist in UK radio history.

Tokio Hotel and Cinema Bizarre have become very big in both Europe and North America, with fashion styles that attract many young adults.

New Zealand and Australia

Rock

Many new rock and alternative groups/bands form during the early years of this decade. Groups/bands such as The Vines and Jet become very popular amongst others around 2002–2003, paving the way for a mass of new groups midway through the decade such as, Evermore, Wolfmother and many others. Rock (popular artists include Powderfinger, Silverchair, Tim and Neil Finn, ACDC, Wolfmother, The Feelers, Airbourne and Atlas).

Pop

Pop was very popular among youth. This was mainly due to the American influence of artists like Britney Spears. P!nk was one of the biggest artist of the decade in Australia holding numerous number-one albums and hits such as "Get The Party Started" and "So What" and completing sold out tours. The teen pop era ended by 2003 but Pop and Rock remain the most widely played genres on mainstream radio stations within New Zealand and Australia.

Delta Goodrem became a household name throughout Australia and across many countries with her debut album, Innocent Eyes, which went to #1 and stayed for 29 non-consecutive weeks, being certified 14x Platinum.

A popular American television show, The O.C., popularises many New Zealand alternative rock bands by playing their music during the show. These bands include Kiwi Band, Evermore and Youth Group.

The most successful Australian female artist, Kylie Minogue still has a presence on the Australian music scene with her recent album X charting at number one along with its lead single 2 Hearts becoming her 10th Australian number 1 single.

Hip Hop

Early into this decade, Australian Hip Hop have proved ultimate success through an Adelaide Hip-Hop trio, Hilltop Hoods. They became the first successful Australian Hip Hop outfit, followed by a Sydney Hip-Hop trio, Bliss n Eso. Each have achieved ARIA awards.

The New Zealand Hip-Hop scene have saw the success of Scribe.

Latin America/Caribbean

In 2002, New York-based group Aventura would reinvent bachata, thus making it a dominant Latin genre. However, it would come with a price as salsa and merengue would decline. By 2004, reggaeton would become a staple in music with acts such as Don Omar, Daddy Yankee and Wisin & Yandel leading the way.

Although salsa and merengue began to decline in popularity, merengue would have new life injected thanks to the subgenre known as, "merengue de calle" (or street merengue). Beginning in 2004, this subgenre combining elements of merengue, rap, and reggaeton would be popularized by Dominican acts such as Omega, Silvio Mora, El Sujeto, and Tito Swing.

Pop rock begins to take shape in Latin music with acts such as Camila, Kany García, Jesse & Joy, and Ha*Ash. Also, more established pop acts such as Pepe Aguilar, Alejandro Fernandez, Luis Fonsi, and ex-OV7 member Kalimba would use pop rock in their repertoires.

From 2004 to 2008, RBD would become the most dominant pop group in Latin America thanks to their exposure on the novela Rebelde.

Rock music hits new highs in the 2000s with acts such as Mana, Juanes, and Julieta Venegas topping the charts in several countries.

Shakira would also become a dominant pop star with reggaeton-crossover hits such as "La Tortura", "She Wolf" and "Hips Don't Lie".

Mexican music also hits new highs with the introduction of the Pasito Duranguense genre, as well as the dominance of Jenni Rivera and the resurgence of Mexican legend Vicente Fernandez.

Asia

J-pop and K-pop becomes increasingly influenced by hip hop music and R&B, and they become popular all over Asia.

Japan

J-Pop continues to be in the mainstream and stays as the most popular style of music in Japan. Japanese Pop´s popularity continues to expand through Asia and the rest of the world, with various Japanese artists debuting in the US. J-Pop starts to enjoy a relatively big global online fan base. It continues to influence worldwide styles of music, as Japanese culture has continuously become more popular around the world. Japan also remains as the second most powerful musical industry in the world, and the second largest music market, after the US. R&B is popular at the beginning of the era, with Hip-Hop also becoming more popular as time passes. At the end of the decade, Dance music and Techno become the most popular genres. Bubblegum pop remains popular during the entire decade.

Ayumi Hamasaki becomes the most popular Japanese star of the 2000s overall, experiencing her biggest peak at this time, becoming known as "The Empress of Pop", and greatly influencing music, fashion and pop culture. Ken Hirai becomes the most popular male solo artist. 1990s divas like Namie Amuro and Hikaru Utada also remain extremely popular during this era, with the former having a second popularity boom in 2008. Starlet Kumi Koda also becomes insanely popular in this era, thanks to her fresh dance style and provocative dance moves. Boy bands are the most popular musical format at the moment, with girl bands like Morning Musume (very popular in the past) experiencing a decline in popularity. While Johnny's boy bands become very popular, other vocal groups like Exile and Tohoshinki also gained popularity and pop/rock bands like Mr. Children, Tokio and Glay remained popular. Duets also become popular, such as M-Flo.

Popular hit songs include Southern All Stars' "Tsunami" (2000), Ayumi Hamasaki's "M" (2000), Chemistry's "Pieces of a Dream" (2001), Dragon Ash's "Life Goes On" (2002), SMAP's "Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana" (2003), Mr. Children's "Sign" (2004), Orange Range's "Hana" (2004), Ken Hirai's "Pop Star" (2005), Kumi Koda's "You" (2005), KAT-TUN's "Real Face" (2006), Namie Amuro's "Baby Don't Cry" (2007), Hikaru Utada's "Flavor of Life" (2007), Thelma Aoyama's "Soba ni Iru ne" (2008), Greeeen's "Kiseki" (2008), Tohoshinki's "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?" (2008) and B'z's "Ichibu to Zenbu" (2009).

See also

9/11, late 2000s recession, culture of the 2000s
2000s in music, culture of the 2000s, 2000s in film, best of the 2000s
  • The period from 2000 to 2999, shifted by one year from the 3rd millennium
  • The period from 2000 to 2099, shifted by one year from the 21st century




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