Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2001
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- List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 2001 (U.S.)
- Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2002
- Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2000
|1||"Hanging by a Moment"||Lifehouse|
|3||"All for You"||Janet Jackson|
|4||"Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)"||Train|
|5||"I'm Real"||Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule|
|6||"If You're Gone"||Matchbox Twenty|
|7||"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"||Eve featuring Gwen Stefani|
|10||"Independent Women"||Destiny's Child|
|11||"Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"||Blu Cantrell|
|12||"It Wasn't Me"||Shaggy featuring Rikrok|
|13||"Stutter"||Joe featuring Mystikal|
|14||"It's Been Awhile"||Staind|
|15||"U Remind Me"||Usher|
|16||"Where the Party At"||Jagged Edge featuring Nelly|
|17||"Angel"||Shaggy featuring Rayvon|
|18||"Ride wit Me"||Nelly featuring City Spud|
|19||"Follow Me"||Uncle Kracker|
|20||"Peaches & Cream"||112|
|22||"What Would You Do?"||City High|
|24||"Lady Marmalade"||Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink|
|26||"Love Don't Cost a Thing"||Jennifer Lopez|
|27||"The Way You Love Me"||Faith Hill|
|28||"He Loves U Not"||Dream|
|30||"Put It on Me"||Ja Rule featuring Lil' Mo and Vita|
|31||"Family Affair"||Mary J. Blige|
|32||"I Hope You Dance"||Lee Ann Womack|
|33||"South Side"||Moby featuring Gwen Stefani|
|34||"Don't Tell Me"||Madonna|
|35||"Get Ur Freak On"||Missy Elliott|
|36||"Crazy"||K-Ci & JoJo|
|37||"Fill Me In"||Craig David|
|38||"Someone to Call My Lover"||Janet Jackson|
|39||"With Arms Wide Open"||Creed|
|40||"Case of the Ex"||Mýa|
|41||"All or Nothing"||O-Town|
|43||"I'm Like a Bird"||Nelly Furtado|
|44||"Kryptonite"||3 Doors Down|
|45||"Fiesta"||R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z|
|46||"When It's Over"||Sugar Ray|
|51||"This I Promise You"||'N Sync|
|53||"Superwoman Pt. II"||Lil' Mo featuring Fabolous|
|54||"Crazy for This Girl"||Evan and Jaron|
|55||"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"||Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera|
|56||"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"||Jay-Z|
|57||"One Minute Man"||Missy Elliott featuring Ludacris|
|58||"Danger (Been So Long)"||Mystikal featuring Nivea|
|61||"Never Had a Dream Come True"||S Club 7|
|62||"Stranger in My House"||Tamia|
|64||"Heard It All Before"||Sunshine Anderson|
|65||"The Space Between"||Dave Matthews Band|
|66||"There You'll Be"||Faith Hill|
|68||"It's Over Now"||112|
|69||"No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)"||3LW|
|70||"Turn Off the Light"||Nelly Furtado|
|71||"Ain't Nothing 'bout You"||Brooks & Dunn|
|73||"I'm Already There"||Lonestar|
|74||"My Baby"||Lil' Romeo|
|78||"Grown Men Don't Cry"||Tim McGraw|
|79||"Livin' It Up"||Ja Rule featuring Case|
|80||"Loverboy"||Mariah Carey featuring Cameo|
|81||"Contagious"||The Isley Brothers featuring R. Kelly and Chanté Moore|
|82||"Who I Am"||Jessica Andrews|
|83||"Music"||Erick Sermon featuring Marvin Gaye|
|84||"I Wanna Be Bad"||Willa Ford|
|85||"Don't Happen Twice"||Kenny Chesney|
|86||"One More Day"||Diamond Rio|
|87||"I Wish"||R. Kelly|
|88||"It's a Great Day to Be Alive"||Travis Tritt|
|89||"I'm a Thug"||Trick Daddy|
|90||"Here's to the Night"||Eve 6|
|91||"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This"||Toby Keith|
|92||"Get Over Yourself"||Eden's Crush|
|93||"Dance with Me"||Debelah Morgan|
|94||"So Fresh So Clean"||Outkast|
|96||"Be Like That"||3 Doors Down|
|98||"Oochie Wally"||Nas and Bravehearts|
|100||"Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"||Fuel|
1. Billboard (magazine) – Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events and it is also known for its music charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular singles and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows, Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson later acquired Hennegens interest in 1900 for $500, in the 1900s, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses, fairs and burlesque shows. It also created a service for travelling entertainers. Billboard began focusing more on the industry as the jukebox, phonograph. Many topics it covered were spun-off into different magazines, including Amusement Business in 1961 to cover outdoor entertainment so that it could focus on music. After Donaldson died in 1925, Billboard was passed down to his children and Hennegans children, until it was sold to investors in 1985. The first issue of Billboard was published in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 1,1894 by William Donaldson, initially, it covered the advertising and bill posting industry and was called Billboard Advertising. At the time, billboards, posters and paper advertisements placed in public spaces were the means of advertising. Donaldson handled editorial and advertising, while Hennegan, who owned Hennegan Printing Co. managed magazine production, the first issues were just eight pages long. The paper had columns like The Bill Room Gossip and The Indefatigable, a department for agricultural fairs was established in 1896. The title was changed to The Billboard in 1897, after a brief departure over editorial differences, Donaldson purchased Hennegans interest in the business in 1900 for $500, to save it from bankruptcy. That May, Donaldson changed it from a monthly to a paper with a greater emphasis on breaking news. He improved editorial quality and opened new offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London and he also re-focused the magazine on outdoor entertainment like fairs, carnivals, circuses, vaudeville and burlesque shows. A section devoted to circuses was introduced in 1900, followed by more prominent coverage of events in 1901. Billboard also covered topics including regulation, a lack of professionalism, economics and it had a stage gossip column covering the private lives of entertainers, a tent show section covering traveling shows and a sub-section called Freaks to order. According to The Seattle Times, Donaldson also published articles attacking censorship, praising productions exhibiting good tasteBillboard (magazine) – An 1896 issue of Billboard
2. Billboard Hot 100 – The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play and online streaming, the weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday, when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July 2015. Radio airplay, which, unlike sales figures and streaming data, is available on a real-time basis. A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Tuesdays, as of the issue for the week ending on April 15,2017, the Hot 100 has had 1,061 different number one hits. The current number one song is Shape of You by Ed Sheeran, prior to 1955, Billboard did not have a unified, all-encompassing popularity chart, instead measuring songs by individual metrics. At the start of the era in 1955, three such charts existed, Best Sellers in Stores was the first Billboard chart, established in 1936. This chart ranked the biggest selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country, Most Played by Jockeys was Billboards original airplay chart. It ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio disc jockeys, Most Played in Jukeboxes ranked the most played songs in jukeboxes across the United States. On the week ending November 12,1955, Billboard published The Top 100 for the first time, the Top 100 combined all aspects of a singles performance, based on a point system that typically gave sales more weight than radio airplay. The Best Sellers In Stores, Most Played by Jockeys and Most Played in Jukeboxes charts continued to be published concurrently with the new Top 100 chart. The week ending July 28,1958 was the publication of the Most Played By Jockeys and Top 100 charts. On August 4,1958, Billboard premiered one main all-genre singles chart, the Hot 100 quickly became the industry standard and Billboard discontinued the Best Sellers In Stores chart on October 13,1958. The Billboard Hot 100 is still the standard by which a songs popularity is measured in the United States, the Hot 100 is ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen BDS, sales data compiled by Nielsen Soundscan and streaming activity provided by online music sources. There are several component charts that contribute to the calculation of the Hot 100. Charts are ranked by number of gross audience impressions, computed by cross-referencing exact times of radio airplay with Arbitron listener data. Hot Singles Sales, the top selling singles compiled from a sample of retail store, mass merchant and internet sales reports collected, compiled. The chart is released weekly and measures sales of commercial singles. With the decline in sales of singles in the USBillboard Hot 100 – The Billboard logo
3. Hanging by a Moment – Hanging by a Moment is a song by American alternative band Lifehouse. It was the first single released from their studio album. The track was written by lead singer Jason Wade, who said that he wrote the song in five minutes without thinking about what would happen to it. It was produced by American record producer Ron Aniello and was mixed by Brendan OBrien, musically, Hanging by a Moment is a post-grunge song that contains influences of alternative rock. The song was first released in the United States on August 16,2000 by DreamWorks Records and it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the bands most successful single to date on the chart. The song received positive reviews critics, who applauded its instrumentation. It became a success, charting in the top ten in the United States and Australia, and also charting in the Netherlands, United Kingdom. In 2001, the song was certified 2x Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association, the official music video for the song premiered on Vh1. com on December 7,2000. In the video, Wade is seen singing the lyrics of the song in locations around a town. The song was written by Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade and it was produced by American record producer Ron Aniello and was mixed by Brendan OBrien. When asked about the song in an interview with Billboard, Wade said, It was the most uptempo and we all decided it was the right choice to release it as the first single. He went on to describe his expectations when writing songs, saying, in the lyrics, you dont tell the whole picture, You give a road to start on that people can relate to. Were honest, nice guys and I hope that comes across in everything we do. After being asked how he wrote the song in an interview with Launch, Wade explained, I wrote that song without thinking about what was gonna happen to it and he also said in the interview that he wrote Hanging by a Moment in about five minutes. Hanging by a Moment was described as a post-grunge and alternative rock song that contains a strong melody, according to the sheet music published at Musicnotes. com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is set in common time with a moderate rock tempo of 124 beats per minute. It is composed in the key of D-flat major, in an interview with Billboard, lead singer and guitarist of Lifehouse, Jason Wade, described the song as an uptempo, radio-friendly song. Bill Lamb of About. com called the one of the biggest rock hits ever by a Contemporary Christian band crossing over into the mainstream. The song was the biggest hit of summer 2001 and was named the most played song of the year on the radioHanging by a Moment – "Hanging by a Moment"
4. Lifehouse (band) – Lifehouse is an American rock band from Los Angeles comprising Jason Wade, Bryce Soderberg and Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. The band came to prominence in 2001 with the hit single Hanging by a Moment from their debut studio album. In 2002, Lifehouse released their follow-up album Stanley Climbfall, since then, they have released five more albums, the eponymous Lifehouse in 2005, Who We Are in 2007, Smoke and Mirrors in 2010, Almería in 2012 and Out of the Wasteland in 2015. These albums have spawned the singles You and Me, First Time, and Whatever It Takes, to date, Lifehouse has sold over 15 million records worldwide. Despite popular belief, Jason Wade has stated that Lifehouse is not a Christian band, though some songs have spiritual influence, Jason Wade had been writing songs since his parents divorce as a coping mechanism. After moving to Los Angeles in 1995, he met bassist Sergio Andrade, the following year, Wade, Andrade, and Jon Diff Palmer formed Blyss, the forerunner of Lifehouse, and began to play live shows at high schools and colleges. Later, Collin Hayden and Aaron Lord were added to the band, soon thereafter, word-of-mouth reached producer Ron Aniello, who introduced Jason to Jude Cole, who in turn introduced him to DreamWorks Records principal Michael Ostin. In 1998, Anniello produced Blysss first demos, with the backing of DreamWorks Records. Some of these recordings would form the 1999 EP Diffs Lucky Day, in 2000, Blyss re-recorded, remixed, and released twelve of the fifteen Diffs Lucky Day session demos as No Name Face, their debut major label release under the name of Lifehouse. On their choosing the name, frontman Jason Wade said, Its about what we do as a band. Most of this record is about my life and about lifes circumstances, not only my life, but other peoples lives. We thought Lifehouse was a name for it. No Name Face met significant commercial success and established the band and this was in part due to the success of Hanging by a Moment, Lifehouses first commercial single. Due to the charisma and talent of frontman Wade, DreamWork Records focus was primarily on him. Hanging by a Moment was the song in chart history to be named the No.1 Song of the Year on the Billboard Hot 100 despite not having reached No.1 on any weekly Billboard Hot 100 survey. The song Everything was the first of many Lifehouse songs to be featured in the future hit WB drama Smallville. Seven of the songs would be featured in episodes of the series first four seasons. The song, You and Me, would be released on the second soundtrack, Smallville, The Metropolis Mix, in an extended formLifehouse (band) – Lifehouse at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2007
5. Alicia Keys – Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist and actress. Keys released her album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia. Keys debut album, Songs in A Minor was released in 2001, producing her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single Fallin, the album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. Her sophomore album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003, spawning successful singles You Dont Know My Name, If I Aint Got You and Diary, the duet song My Boo with Usher scored her a second number-one single in 2004. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005, later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, becoming the first woman to have an MTV Unplugged album debut at number one. As I Am was released in 2007, producing the Hot 100 number-one single No One, selling 5 million copies worldwide, the Element of Freedom was released in 2009, becoming her first chart-topping album in the UK, and selling 4 million copies worldwide. Keys additionally collaborated with Jay Z on Empire State of Mind as her fourth number-one single, Girl on Fire was released in 2012 as her fifth Billboard 200 topping album, spawning the successful title track. Her second live album, VH1 Storytellers was released in 2013, Here was released in 2016, becoming her seventh R&B/Hip-Hop chart topping album. Keys made her first television appearance on The Cosby Show in 1985 as a four year old child and she made her film debut in Smokin Aces and later in The Nanny Diaries in 2007. Keys then had a NAACP Image Award nominated appearance in The Secret Life of Bees in 2008, Keys also made an appearance on season 2 of Empire in 2015. She is currently a coach on The Voice as of 2016, Keys has won numerous awards such as 15 Grammy Awards and 17 NAACP Image Awards. She has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide, considered a pop icon, Billboard magazine named her the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade and placed her number 10 on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Time named her in their 100 list of most influential people in 2005, Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook on January 25,1981, in the Hells Kitchen area of Manhattan, New York City. She is the child of Teresa, a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook. Keys father is African American and her mother is of Italian, Scottish, Keys has expressed that she was comfortable with her multiracial heritage because she felt she was able to relate to different cultures. Her parents separated when she was two and she was raised by her mother during her formative years in Hells Kitchen. Keys has 2 younger half brothers, Clay Cook and Cole Cook, in 1985, Keys made an appearance on The Cosby Show at the age of four, where she and a group of girls played the parts of Rudy Huxtables sleepover guests in the episode Slumber Party. Throughout her childhood, Keys was sent to music and dance classes by her mother and she graduated in four years as valedictorian at the age of 16Alicia Keys – Keys at the 2013 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney Australia.
6. All for You (Janet Jackson song) – All for You is a song by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released as the lead single from her seventh studio album All for You. Written and produced by Jackson and Jam and Lewis, All for You is a song about flirting with someone on the dance floor. It received positive reviews critics and was noted for its transition to a brighter. Jackson was titled the Queen of Radio by MTV as the song made history by becoming the first single to be added to every pop, rhythmic. It also set the record for the highest debut of a song which was not commercially available in both the United States and France and it is featured in the seventh edition of the American Now. Compilation album series Now Thats What I Call Music,7 and was later included in two of Jacksons greatest hits collections, Number Ones and Icon, Number Ones. The songs music video received several accolades, including a nomination for Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards, the prior year, Jackson released Doesnt Really Matter as her first solo single since Every Time from her album The Velvet Rope. The song was taken from the soundtrack to The Nutty Professor II, The Klumps, following the success of the song, which topped the Billboard charts for three weeks, Jackson started working on a new album, which was described as upbeat, fun and carefree. Jacksons co-producer Jimmy Jam announced that the likely first single was an 80s-sounding dance number. Jam added, In the history of Janet, the records that are the happy records, going back as far to songs like When I Think of You to Doesnt Really Matter. This continues that tradition, with kind of a nod to the music of the 80s. The song was expected to be ready for radio in the couple of weeks, and an accompanying video will be shot shortly thereafter. It was released to radio stations on March 6,2001, britney Spears Anticipating received frequent comparisons to the song by music critics for its similar production and arrangement. All for You was written and produced by Janet Jackson and Jam and it samples The Glow of Love, performed by Change. Written in the key of G major, it has a tempo of 114 beats per minute. Jacksons vocal range span from the low-note of G3 to the high-note of E5, All for You is a pop and dance song, with elements of R&B and disco. Lyrically, the talks about flirting on the dance floor, as well as an erotic fantasy, with Janet admiring a mans package. The Video Mix edit of the features a dance-break, which contains samples from many of her previous effortsAll for You (Janet Jackson song) – "All for You"
7. Janet Jackson – Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. After signing a contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control. Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in popular music. In 1991 Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, Janet, saw her develop an image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring role in Poetic Justice. By the end of the 1990s, she was the second most successful recording artist of the decade, the release of her seventh studio album All for You coincided with a celebration of her impact on popular music as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin she released her studio album, Discipline, her first. In 2015 she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own label, Rhythm Nation. Having sold over 100 million records, Jackson is one of the artists in the history of contemporary music. In 2016, Billboard placed her number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, in December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance artist of all-time. One of the worlds most awarded artists, her longevity, records and she has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers. Janet Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, the youngest of ten children, to Katherine Esther, the Jacksons were lower-middle class and devout Jehovahs Witnesses, although Jackson would later refrain from organized religion. At a young age, her brothers began performing as The Jackson 5 in the Chicago-Gary area, in March 1969, the group signed a record deal with Motown, and soon had their first number-one hit. The family then moved to the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, Jackson had initially desired to become a horse racing jockey or entertainment lawyer, with plans to support herself through acting. Despite this, she was anticipated to pursue a career in entertainment, at age seven, Jackson performed at the Las Vegas Strip at the MGM Casino. A biography revealed her father, Joseph Jackson, was emotionally withdrawn and she began acting in the variety show The Jacksons in 1976. In 1977, she was selected to have a role as Penny Gordon Woods in the sitcom Good TimesJanet Jackson – Jackson performing on her Unbreakable World Tour, 2015
8. Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) – Drops of Jupiter is a Grammy Award-winning song written and recorded by American rock band Train. It was released in February 2001 as the single from their second album Drops of Jupiter. The song hit the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the single from Europe had tracks Its Love, This Is Not Your Life, and Sharks as its B-sides. The song was ranked at No.4 on Billboards 2001 list of top singles of the year, the recording features the signature strings of arranger Paul Buckmaster, who won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for Drops of Jupiter. Lead singer Patrick Monahan has stated that the song was inspired by his mother, who had died after a struggle with cancer. He said, The process of creation wasnt easy, the verse has a noted resemblance to the chorus of Drift Away, a song most famously performed by Dobie Gray. Chuck Taylor of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that it demonstrates a truly artistic lyrical bent that merits instant acceptance of this credible rock-edged song. He sums up the review saying add piano, an orchestral backdrop, and a vocal shimmering with passion and personality. Drops of Jupiter ascended to the top 10 of the Adult Contemporary chart in its 49th week, the song has spent over 100 weeks on the Adult Contemporary charts, and is still charting on the Recurrents chart. The track re-entered the UK Singles Chart for the ending on April 7,2012 at number 53 following a performance from contestant Phil Poole on The Voice UK. On the week ending April 28,2012, Drops of Jupiter climbed to number 34, as of January 2017, the song has sold 564,460 copies in the UK. There are two videos for this song. The first one shows the band performing it on a stage, clips of a woman performing various actions in various backgrounds related to the lyrics are inserted into various parts of the song. The second, and most remembered video, shows the band performing the song on a stage, as the video progresses, people come in to watch the song being performed. It was directed by Nigel Dick, the first version of this video also featured the story of a girl who ran away from home and, upon arriving at the station where the band was playing, was so moved that she decided to return home. This storyline was dropped during the editing process, the video was shot at Union Station in Los Angeles, California. Judy Collins released a version of the song on her 2005 album. The song was included on the soundtrack for the 2009 film All About SteveDrops of Jupiter (Tell Me) – "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)"
9. Train (band) – Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Luis Maldonado, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, and Jerry Becker. As of the summer of 2016, founding member Jimmy Stafford is currently in the band, Trains 2001 album, Drops of Jupiter contained the lead single Drops of Jupiter, which won two Grammy Awards in 2002. The album was certified platinum in the United States and Canada. Trains third studio album, My Private Nation, released in 2003, was certified platinum in the United States with the hit Calling All Angels. Following the departures of Hotchkiss and Colin, the released their fourth album, For Me, Its You in 2006, with Brandon Bush. Despite a generally positive reception from critics, the album was commercially unsuccessful, because of this, Train went on a two-year hiatus from recording any new music. The album itself has been certified gold by both the RIAA and ARIA and has sold 954,000 units, since 2008, Jerry Becker and Hector Maldonado have been touring and recording with the group around the world. In May 2012, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith also became touring members Train, in April 2012, Train released their sixth studio album titled California 37. The first single from the album entitled Drive By reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a Top 10 hit in the UK, just under two and a half years later, in September 2014, Train released their seventh studio album titled Bulletproof Picasso. It received positive reviews from critics, however, similar to the bands fourth album For Me, Its You, it failed commercially. Despite peaking high on charts, it failed to generate any hit singles and it was also the bands first album without drummer and founding member Scott Underwood, who departed the band prior to recording the album. Following his departure, Drew Shoals became the new drummer of the band, shortly after the bands tour for Bulletproof Picasso, Train released a Christmas album exclusively on Amazon Music titled Christmas in Tahoe in November 2015. The album features 15 songs, which included covers of classic holiday hits and three original songs. In June 2016, Train released another new album titled Train Does Led Zeppelin II, the bands tenth studio album, titled A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat, was released in January 2017. Since their debut in the industry, Train has sold over 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide. Following the dissolution of his Led Zeppelin cover band Rogues Gallery, singer Pat Monahan left his hometown of Erie and he resettled in California and crossed paths with Rob Hotchkiss, who performed in coffee houses and local clubs. The two shared vocals, with Hotchkiss on guitar and harmonica, and Monahan playing percussionTrain (band) – Pat Monahan and Jimmy Stafford of Train performing in January 2011
10. Jennifer Lopez – Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as JLo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author, and producer. Lopez gained her first high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991 and she received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997, a portrayal that earned her a Golden Globe nomination. For her role in Out of Sight the following year, Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She ventured into the industry in 1999 with her debut studio album On the 6. With the simultaneous release of her studio album J. Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first woman to have a number one album. Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O, the Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the U. S. Billboard 200. Following her second divorce, Lopez had a relationship with Ben Affleck. Then, while also overshadowing the release of Gigli, a critical and commercial failure and she subsequently married longtime friend Marc Anthony, and rebounded with the box office successes Shall We Dance. and Monster-in-Law. Her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer, received the highest first-week sales for a debut Spanish album in the United States, in 2016, she began starring as Harlee Santos in the crime drama series Shades of Blue. Time listed her as one of the 25 most influential Hispanic Americans, for her contributions to the arts, Lopez has received a landmark star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Billboard Icon Award, among other honors. Beyond entertainment, she enjoys a successful business career consisting of various clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, a company. Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24,1969, in the Castle Hill neighborhood of The Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodríguez and she has an older sister, Leslie, and a younger sister, Lynda, a journalist. David worked the night shift at the Guardian Insurance Company before becoming a technician at the firm. When Lopez was born, the family was living in a small apartment, a few years later, her parents had saved up enough money to be able to purchase a two-story house, which was considered a big deal for the relatively poor family. At the age of five, Lopez began taking singing and dancing lessons and she toured New York with her school when she was seven years old. Her parents stressed the importance of work ethic and being able to speak English and they encouraged their three daughters to put on performances at home—singing and dancing in front of each other and their friends so that they would stay out of trouble. Lopez spent her academic career in Catholic schools, finishing at Preston High School. In school, Lopez did gymnastics, ran track on a national level and she excelled athletically rather than academically, competing in national track championshipsJennifer Lopez – Lopez at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards, April 2014
11. Ja Rule – Jeffrey Bernard Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American recording artist, singer, songwriter and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci, from 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the U. S. Kelly and Ashanti. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc, Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. and was led by Irv Gotti. Due to his hits with his collaborators, Ja Rule has earned four Grammy nominations and he is also known for some well-publicized feuds with other rappers, in particular 50 Cent and Eminem. Atkins was born in the Queens borough of New York City and he was raised as a Jehovahs Witness by his mother, health care worker Debra Atkins, and grandparents. When Atkins was five, his mother gave birth to a baby named Kristen. Atkins attended Public School 134 in Hollis, a school he has described as having a black student body. He said he got into fights at the school because of his small size, so his mother transferred him to Middle School 172 in Glen Oaks. Atkins earned his GED in February 2012, Atkins began his rap career in 1993 with his hip hop group Cash Money Click. He told Curtis Waller of MTV News that his stage name Ja Rule came from a friend who addressed him by that name, other friends called him Ja. In 1995, he made his first appearance on Mic Geronimos Time to Build, which featured Jay-Z and DMX, in 1998 he had signed with Irv Gottis The Inc. Records which was an imprint label under Def Jam, and along with Amil and it was going to be a Ja Rule solo song, until Jay-Z heard the track. Allowing Ja to attend the successful Hard Knock Life Tour alongside Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rules debut album Venni Vetti Vecci was released in 1999, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard 200 with 184,000 copies sold in its first week. It eventually reached platinum status in the US due to the popularity of the hit single, Holla Holla, Ja Rule returned in 2000 with his new single Between Me and You, which featured Christina Milian. Between Me and You would end up getting Top 40 airplay, the second single Put It on Me featuring Vita and Lil Mo reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for Put It on Me also topped the MTV Video Countdown for a week, the second album, Rule 3,36, was released on October 10,2000. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 276,000 copies in its first week, the album would be certified triple platinum by the RIAA. Ja Rule released his studio album, Pain Is Love on October 2,2001Ja Rule – Ja Rule with Jaid Barrymore in February 2005
12. Matchbox Twenty – Matchbox Twenty is an American rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group currently consists of Rob Thomas, Kyle Cook, Brian Yale and their second album, Mad Season, released in 2000, charted in the top three on the Billboard 200 and was certified 4× Platinum in the United States. Their third album, More Than You Think You Are, released in 2002, was only certified 2× Platinum in the United States, director Bill Draheim documented the band throughout the process while making More Than You Think You Are. The documentary Theresville was an online extra, the band then went on hiatus in 2004 after rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynors departure. As a result, Paul Doucette took over rhythm guitar after the band reunited in 2007 and they released a compilation album, Exile on Mainstream, which was certified Gold in the United States. After the release, the band toured to support it, Matchbox Twenty then took another hiatus while Rob Thomas embarked on a successful solo career but reunited again in 2010. The band released North, their album, on September 4,2012 which made its debut at number one on the Billboard 200. Matchbox Twenty released their album, Yourself or Someone Like You. While their first single, Long Day, was a success in the west coast. Real World, and Back 2 Good, Push and 3 A. M. did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 chart due to the rule in effect prior to 1998 that required a song to be released as a single in order to appear on the Hot 100. Real World and Back 2 Good proved to be the bands first entries into the Billboard Hot 100, the album eventually shipped more than 12 million copies in the U. S. alone, achieving a diamond certification. In 1998, Matchbox Twenty recorded a version of their single,3 A. M. for release on the charity album Live in the X Lounge. In 1999 the band was sued by New Yorker Frank Torres for using his image without his permission on the cover of Yourself or Someone Like You, Torres had been walking down the street when he was asked by a photographer to pose for a picture. Before recording their album, Rob Thomas collaborated with Itaal Shur on a song called Smooth for Carlos Santanas comeback album. Thomas was supposed to act only as a songwriter for Smooth, Smooth was the albums lead single and became a hit in 1999. Thomas won three Grammy Awards for writing and performing on Smooth, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, during 2000, Matchbox 20 renamed themselves to Matchbox Twenty and released their second album, Mad Season. The album, on the strength of several singles, including Bent. The video for Bent made fun of singer Thomas increased fame from Smooth by showing the band members assaulting himMatchbox Twenty – Matchbox Twenty at the MTV Asia Awards in 2003
13. Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Let Me Blow Ya Mind is a song by American rapper Eve, featuring American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on March 15,2001 as the second and final single from Eves second album and it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, it also peaked at number 29 in Canada, and number four in the United Kingdom. The song was listed at number seven on the 2001 Pazz & Jop list and it won a Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, which was a brand new category at the time. The music video won the 2001 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, in the music video, Gwen Stefani and Eve are shown stopping at a red light. Eve brings in a gang of party crashers, and she tells Gwen to tag along, Gwen gets out of her car and gets into the all-terrain vehicle. They arrive at the party where to crash it after parking their ATV, then, they are arrested for disrupting a formal party with their loud music and rowdiness. An older woman appears in the video, the woman shares a resemblance to Leona Helmsley. She tells police officers about the disturbance as Stefani and Eve disrupt the party, dr. Dre also makes an appearance at the end of the video when he comes to jail and pays the bail for Eve and Stefani. Fellow Ruff Ryders Jadakiss and Styles P make a cameo in a scene where Eve acts as a bartender. The song was one of the biggest selling singles of Summer 2001 in both the United States and the United Kingdom, in the latter country, it became Eves second top ten hit single. CD,1 Let Me Blow Ya Mind Whos That Girl, aint Got No Dough Let Me Blow Ya Mind CD,2 Let Me Blow Ya Mind Whos That Girl Gotta Man Let Me Blow Ya Mind Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsLet Me Blow Ya Mind – "Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
14. Eve (entertainer) – Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper is an American rapper and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002, for the song Let Me Blow Ya Mind. Eve was number 48 on VH1s 50 Greatest Women of the Video Era list and she has also achieved success in fashion, with her clothing line, Fetish. Eve was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Julie Wilch, a publishing company supervisor, and Jerry Jeffers, a chemical plant supervisor. She adopted the name Gangsta in high school as part of a group called EDGP During her early years in Philadelphia. Eves first musical interest was singing and she sang in many choirs and even formed an all-female singing group with a manager. This group covered songs from En Vogue and Color Me Badd, the groups manager suggested that the group should rap after seeing ABC, and Eve stuck with it. She then went on to form a rapping group, after the group split, Eve began working on a solo career under the name Eve of Destruction. Eve has lived in Los Angeles, New York City, in 1999, she was featured on Princes album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, and she was to co-star on the eventually cancelled Hot Wit U single from that same album. Eve is featured on the song You Got Me by The Roots, the song won a Grammy Award in 2000, which should have been Eves first. She stated on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009 that she did not receive a Grammy for the track, questlove, from The Roots, had brought his Grammy to the show that night and showed shes not even credited on the award plaque. She also provided vocals on the song Aint Sayin Nothin New from the same album. In the albums notes, she is referred to as Eve of Destruction. Eve first appeared on the Bulworth soundtrack as Eve of Destruction while signed to Dr. Dres Aftermath Entertainment, Billboard Hot 100 peaking at 29. Her 1999 debut, Let There Be Eve, two singles were released from the album, Gotta Man and Love Is Blind featuring Faith Evans. The first one peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, in November 1999, Eve featured on Missy Elliotts single Hot Boyz along with Nas, Lil Mo and Q-Tip. The song became a hit, spending 18 weeks at one on the Hot Rap Singles from November 16,1999 to March 7,2000. The follow-up to Ruff Ryders First Lady, Scorpion, was released in 2001 and its first single, Whos That Girl guaranteed the rapper first international successEve (entertainer) – Eve at The Heart Truth 's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show in February 2011
15. Gwen Stefani – Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, and fashion designer. During the bands hiatus, Stefani embarked on a pop career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love. Inspired by pop music from the 1980s, the album was met both critical and commercial success. It spawned three successful singles, What You Waiting For. Rich Girl, and Hollaback Girl, the reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 while also becoming the first US download to sell one million copies. In 2006 Stefani released her studio album The Sweet Escape. The album produced two singles, Wind It Up and the albums title track The Sweet Escape. Her third solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like was released in March 2016, Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a solo artist she has received accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award. In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L. A. M. B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, drawing inspiration from Japanese culture, Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls. She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2015, Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their 100 Greatest Women in Music list in 2012, including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Stefani was born on October 3,1969, in Fullerton, California and she was named after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renée, comes from The Four Tops 1968 cover of The Left Bankes 1966 song Walk Away Renée. Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian American and worked as a Yamaha marketing executive and her mother, Patti, worked as an accountant before becoming a housewife. Gwens parents were fans of music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan. She has two siblings, Jill and Todd, and an older brother named Eric. Eric was the keyboardist for No Doubt before leaving the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons. Her brother Eric introduced Gwen to 2 Tone music by Madness and The Selecter and, in 1986, he invited her to provide vocals for No Doubt, finally, in 1991, the band was signed to Interscope RecordsGwen Stefani – Stefani at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
16. Thank You (Dido song) – Thank You is a song written and performed by English singer-songwriter Dido. The song, released on her 1999 debut album, No Angel, made its first appearance in 1998, on the soundtrack of Sliding Doors and it was later featured on Didos debut album, No Angel, becoming the albums biggest hit. Didos Thank You first verse is used as the chorus in the song Stan by American rapper Eminem. Dido wrote the song and it was about her boyfriend, entertainment lawyer Bob Page and they were engaged in 2001 but their split the following year inspired White Flag, which features on Didos second album Life for Rent, and is about their split. It remains Didos biggest hit single in the US to date, the song is written in the key of B major with a tempo of 80 beats per minute in common time. It follows a progression of G♯m – Emaj7 – F♯ – B – F♯/A♯. Eminems critically acclaimed single Stan samples the first verse of the song for its chorus, Dido herself appears in the music video for Stan and has made appearances on Eminems tours to perform the song. When Eminem performed Stan live at the 2001 Grammy Awards, Elton John sang the Dido sample as he played keyboard during the performance, the house duo Deep Dish remixed the song. It won a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording in 2002, sykes single Dear Kuya samples the Thunderstorm Remix of the song for its chorus. Syke, who was formerly from the Ghetto Doggs, wrote this song & dissed Andrew E. on his anomalies, Thank You received critical acclaim from music critics, who thought the ballad was very touching and soft and an instant standout to the album. Jeff Burger from Allmusic had highlighted Thank You as an album standout, christian Ward from NME had said Thank You, which, far from conjuring up images of lunatic fan-worship, is more reminiscent of The Corrs. Thank You reached a position of #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 2001, becoming Didos first. In the United Kingdom, Thank You also reached a position of #3. It was Didos biggest single in the United Kingdom, until the release of White Flag, Thank You also performed very well in other mainstream markets. In New Zealand, the song debuted at number 47, the song later peaked at number three for three consecutive weeks. The song later re-entered at number 37, until falling at number 50, the song was not released as single in Australia, but did receive significant radio airplay. The song debuted and peaked at number 17 in Norway, until falling at number 20, the song debuted at number 68 in the Netherlands, and then it peaked at number 29, staying there for two consecutive weeks. The song also reached number 16 in Switzerland and number 25 in Austria, since becoming her biggest hit in both countries, the song has often been recognized as Didos signature songThank You (Dido song) – European cover
17. Dido (singer) – Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle OMalley Armstrong, known as Dido, is an English singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel and her next album, Life for Rent, continued her success with the hit singles White Flag and Life for Rent. Didos first two albums are among the albums in UK Chart history, and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s in the UK. Her third studio album, Safe Trip Home, received critical acclaim and she was nominated for an Academy Award for the song If I Rise. Dido was ranked No.98 on the Billboard chart of the top Billboard 200 artists of the 2000s based on the success of her albums in the first decade of the 21st century. Dido made a comeback in 2013, releasing her studio album Girl Who Got Away. Dido was born at St Mary Abbots hospital in Kensington, London, on Christmas Day 1971, on her birth certificate, her name was registered as Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong. Because she was born on Christmas Day, she also celebrates a birthday on 25 June. Her mother, Clare, is a poet of French ancestry and her elder brother, Rowland Constantine OMalley Armstrong, is better known as record producer Rollo, part of the British electronica trio Faithless. Despite their birth names, the pair were known from childhood by the names that are famous now – Dido, Dido has made it clear that Dido is now her real name and not simply a stage name or nickname. Her name derives from that of the mythical Queen of Carthage, as a child, she had to deal with its ambiguous and unusual nature, which led to her being bullied and even to her pretending to have an ordinary name. As she explains, To be called one thing and christened another is very confusing and annoying. Its one of the most irritating things that my parents did to me, Florian is a German mans name. To give your child a whole lot of odd names, I thought it was cruel to call me Dido and then expect me to just deal with it. After she stole a recorder from school at the age of five, her parents enrolled her at the Guildhall School of Music, by the time she reached her teens she had learned to play the piano, recorder and the violin. She later studied law at Birkbeck, University of London, while working as a literary agent and she never completed the degree, deciding instead to take up music full-time. After learning the guitar, she showcased her skills to audiences during her 2004 Life for Rent tour, in 1995, Dido began recording 10 demo tracks which were put together on a collection entitled Odds & Ends and sent out by Nettwerk management. Nettwerk had signed her after she was brought to their attention by her collaborations with Faithless, Peter Leak became Didos manager during the recording of No Angel after Edge played some of the in-progress recordings and been blown away by themDido (singer) – Dido performing with Youssou N'Dour in Hyde Park, London
18. Again (Lenny Kravitz song) – Again is a song by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz, being the only new song from his first Greatest Hits album, released in 2000. The mid-tempo rock ballad finds Kravitz wondering if he ever see his former lover again. Again received generally favorable reviews from critics, who called it a magnificent. Again also won Kravitz a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 2001, the songs music video was directed by Paul Hunter and stars Lenny and actress Gina Gershon as two-thirds of a romantic triangle. In 1998, Lenny Kravitz released his studio album,5. The album received mixed reviews critics, who praised the revitalization of his sound. Driven by the approach of the shopping season, Virgin Records released the compilation featuring one new song, Again. Again was one of the several tracks Kravitz wrote for his then-upcoming album and it was released on September 14,2000 and was the most added song at the rock format in its first week at radio. Again was written, arranged and produced solely by Lenny Kravitz, according to the digital sheet music published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is written in the key of A major, and set in a moderately tempo of 84 beats per minute. Kravitzs vocals span from the low note of E3 to the note of A4. Lyrically, Again details about losing contact with a past lover, Again received high praise from music critics. In his review for the Greatest Hits, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic selected the song as one of the highlights as well as calling the song magnificent. Again was nominated and eventually won a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, in its 43rd edition. By doing so, Kravitz managed to set a Grammy Award record, by having the most consecutive Grammys won for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance with Fly Away, American Woman, Again, the song also entered VH1s list of 25 Greatest Power Ballads at number 13. Again debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 72, the song entered the top-ten nine weeks later, on the edition of January 20,2000, climbing from number 11 to number 9, becoming his second top-ten single. On the issue of February 10,2001, Again climbed to number 5, with a gain of 5 million listeners, the song went on to peak higher a week later, climbing to number 4, becoming its peak position for four consecutive weeks. It became Kravitzs most successful song in nearly nine years, the last being 1991s It Aint Over til Its Over, the song also topped the Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts simultaneously, a record at the time. The song was successful elsewhereAgain (Lenny Kravitz song) – "Again"
19. Lenny Kravitz – Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz is a Bahamian American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. His retro style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, in addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all of the instruments himself when recording. He has been nominated for and won awards, including American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, Brit Awards. On December 1,2011, Kravitz was made an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and he played Cinna in the Hunger Games film series. Kravitz was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of actress Roxie Roker and his father was from a Jewish family. His mother was of Bahamian and African-American descent, and was from a Christian family, Kravitz is the cousin of television weather presenter Al Roker. During his early years, Kravitz did not grow up in a religious environment, after a spiritual experience when he was 13, he started attending church, becoming a non-denominational Christian. Kravitz was named after his uncle, Private First Class Leonard M, in 2014, he posthumously received the Medal of Honor in a ceremony that awarded it to 23 other servicemen who were passed over because of their ethnicity. Kravitz grew up spending weekdays on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, with his parents,6 for elementary school, and weekends at his grandmother Bessie Rokers house in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Kravitz began banging on pots and pans in the kitchen, playing them as drums at the age of three, at the age of five, he wanted to be a musician. He began playing the drums and soon added guitar, Kravitz grew up listening to the music his parents listened to, R&B, jazz, classical, opera, gospel, and blues. My parents were supportive of the fact that I loved music early on. Around the age of seven, he saw The Jackson 5 perform at Madison Square Garden and his father, who was also a jazz promoter, was friends with Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Short, Miles Davis and other jazz greats. Ellington even played Happy Birthday for him one year when he was about 5, Kravitz often went to see New York theater, where his mother worked. His mother encouraged his dreams of pursuing music, in 1974, the Kravitz family relocated to Los Angeles when Kravitzs mother landed her role on The Jeffersons. At his mothers urging, Kravitz joined the California Boys Choir for three years, where he performed a repertoire, and sang with the Metropolitan Opera. He took part in Mahlers Third Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl, I was attracted to the cool style, the girls, the rock n roll lifestyle, Kravitz said. Kravitzs other musical influences at the time included Fela Kuti, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Pharoah Sanders and Miles Davis, John Lennon, Kravitz attended Beverly Hills High SchoolLenny Kravitz – Kravitz in July 2013
20. Independent Women – Independent Women is a song by American girl group Destinys Child. The song first appeared as the soundtrack to the 2000 film adaption of Charlies Angels and it is also the first single with Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams on vocals, though Franklin was no longer in the groups lineup when the video was filmed. Originally, Part 2 of the song was the song and Part 1 was known as the Pasadena remix. Released as the lead single in fall, the song held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eleven consecutive weeks from November 2000 to February 2001. Billboard likened the release strategy to being influenced by Janet Jacksons Doesnt Really Matter. The song appeared in The Proud Family episode Dont Leave Home Without It, most recently in 2014, a Target back to school commercial featured this song performed with classroom instruments. Independent Women was used as a single for both the Charlies Angels soundtrack, and the groups third album, Survivor. It was revealed that Knowles father and then-manager, Mathew, submitted the track to the Charlies Angels soundtrack without her knowledge, the song was nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 2001 Grammy Awards. It was also ranked at number 85 on the list of Britains favorite 100 songs and it was also named the 18th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. The song was the 25th best selling of 2000 in the UK, the music video was shot in Los Angeles from August 27 to September 1,2000 and directed by Francis Lawrence. Destinys Child take part of a futuristic Charlies Angels boot camp and they learn from them and try out the challenges in several steps, agility, altitude, combat and speed. At the end, the women are greeted by the ever-mysterious Charlie, the band also performs in a huge disco set in between the scenes. The music video premiered on MTVs Making the Video and is featured on the DualDisc edition of the album #1s, independent Women was a chart success in the United States. The single reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the single held the top position in the following week, which was seen as buoyed by the strong box office performance of the film and the heavy rotation it received. The song had a radio airplay, staying almost ten weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. Subsequently, the single spent eleven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 top position. It was in the 2000–2001 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for longest-running song by a female group, independent Women also topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for three weeks, becoming Destinys Child fourth number one single on this chart. Independent Women also debuted at one in the United KingdomIndependent Women – "Independent Women Part I"
21. Blu Cantrell – Blu Cantrell is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. The song earned Cantrell two Grammy Awards nominations, later in 2003, Cantrell released her second album, Bittersweet, which was nominated for a Grammy Award and spawned the single Breathe, written & produced by Ivan Matias. Tiffany Cobb was born in Providence, Rhode Island and her father is of Narragansett, Cape Verdean and African American ancestry. Her mother, Susi Franco, a former Mrs. Rhode Island, was an actress and she also has French, Scottish, English, and German ancestry. Cantrells parents split when she was a child, and she and her five siblings—Adam, Tino, Nick, Kelli, and Summer—were raised by her mother. After several demos, recordings, and singing backup for such as Puff Daddy, Cantrell was discovered by Red Zone Entertainment heads Tricky, Tab. She also did collaborations with Babyface, Usher, Dionne Warwick, will. i. am, Fat Joe, Lil Kim, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock. The producers promptly placed her with Antonio L. A. Reid who offered the singer a contract with his label Arista Records after hearing one song she wrote and sang in front of him, after a bidding war with five different labels, Aristas bid was the highest. It was said of Cantrell, Since she was a girl she always dreamed of being on Arista Records. Afterwards, Cantrell went straight into recording sessions with Dallas Austin and Jimmy Jam, in 2001, her debut album, So Blu, was released. The record saw major success when it peaked at eight on the Billboard 200 chart. During this era, Cantrell helped write and compose, along several other writers. Cantrell also featured in a cameo role in the 2002 film Drumline. The film starred Nick Cannon and Orlando Jones, in 2003, Cantrell released her second album, Bittersweet, which peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200. The success of Bittersweet was much greater worldwide than in the U. S. due to the success of the single Breathe. The song became one in the charts without the support of any major radio syndication. The record earned Cantrell a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Album, the album produced two hit singles, the Sean Paul collaboration Breathe and Make Me Wanna Scream. It eventually became one of the most successful singles of the year in Europe, Australia, South Africa, in 2007, Cantrell starred alongside LisaRaye and Kenya Moore in the musical stage play Gossip, Lies and SecretsBlu Cantrell – Blu Cantrell at the 79th Annual Academy Awards Children Uniting Nations/Billboard afterparty at The Music Box @ Fonda on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
22. Shaggy (musician) – Orville Richard Burrell CD, known mostly by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae fusion singer and deejay. He is best known for his hit singles Oh Carolina, Boombastic, It Wasnt Me and he was nicknamed after Shaggy Rogers, the cartoon character from the popular television series Scooby Doo. Burrell was born on October 22,1968 in Kingston, Jamaica, at the age of 7, he and his family moved to the New Edinburgh area of Ottawa, Canada. In 1987, he took singing courses and was discovered a year later and his son is rapper Robb Banks from Florida. Shaggy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and obtained the MOS of 0811 and he served with a firing battery from the 10th Marine Regiment in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War. The highest rank he achieved was lance corporal, although he was reduced in rank twice, Shaggy perfected his signature singing voice in the Marine Corps. Shaggy decided to pursue his career and his first hit in 1993, Oh Carolina, was a dancehall re-make of a ska hit by the Folkes Brothers. The same year, Shaggy appeared on Kenny Dopes hip hop album The Unreleased Project and he worked together with producers such as Sting International, Don One, Lloyd Spiderman Campbell, Robert Livingston and Frankie Cutlass on a remix from his Maxi-Single title Nice and Lovely. He had further big hits, including Boombastic in 1995, the tune of a popular Levis commercial. In 2000, Shaggy released the album Hot Shot, which was certified 6x Platinum in the U. S, in 2001 Shaggy performed with Rayvon and Rikrok at Michael Jacksons 30th anniversary the songs Angel and It Wasnt Me from Hot Shot. The album hit number one on the Billboard 200 and U. K. albums chart, however, his 2002 release Lucky Day, and the 2005 album Clothes Drop, failed to match Hot Shots success, although Lucky Day still went gold. The albums, however, found success in Europe, especially with heavy airplay for the single Hey Sexy Lady, Shaggy re-made the Scooby-Doo theme song on the soundtrack titled Shaggy, Where Are You. Shaggy also recorded the theme for the 2002 movie Showtime, shaggys last top 40 single in the United States was Angel from the album Hot Shot. On March 11,2002 Shaggy and Ali G released Me Julie from the soundtrack to the film Ali G Indahouse, the song sold 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom, as stated by the Official Charts Company. It spent 14 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number two, following the release of Clothes Drop, Shaggy began to increase his number of live performances. Later that year, he left Universal Music and released his latest album, Intoxication under his own label, Big Yard Records, with distribution rights by VP Records. In August 2007, he joined Cyndi Lauper live on stage in Singapore for the Sonnet Music Festival, in October 2007, he was awarded the Jamaican Order of Distinction with the rank of Commander. In January 2008, he completed an arena tour with Belgian singer NataliaShaggy (musician) – Shaggy in 2006
23. Rikrok – Ricardo George Ducent, known by his stage name Rikrok, is an English Jamaican singer. He is most famous for his appearance on the video of Shaggys 2000 single It Wasnt Me. Rikrok was born in London on 17 June 1972 and his parents migrated from Jamaica to England in the mid-1960s in search of greater economic opportunities. Regarding his Jamaican influences during childhood, Rikrok noted [when I was growing up it was pretty much Jamaican people who came over and my father was a big reggae fan, especially of Gregory Isaacs, John Holt and Dennis Brown. He had a big record collection and on Sundays he would play all day at home. Rikrok was eleven years old when he returned to Jamaica with his family, while attending Manchester High School in Mandeville, Jamaica, he discovered his singing talent and soon realized he had a flair for songwriting. One day I was listening to Babyfaces Tender Lover album and I remember thinking, I could probably be a songwriter, so I wrote a song, put it down, came back to it and tried it again. Then I started writing more and more songs, I wasn’t really good at it first, some of them were really corny, really stupid. But it was just a hobby and I never thought anything because it seemed like a completely unreachable dream being in the music business, after completing high school, Rikrok enrolled in Jamaicas University of the West Indies. In 1995 he became a singer for Patra. When that tour ended, he returned to UWI to complete his education, after a brief stint performing with the Jamaican R&B/reggae vocal quartet, Lust, Rikrok was offered a songwriting deal by Shaggy’s manager, Robert Livingston. He would write songs and create rhythms on his home computer, then send the demos to Livingston in New YorkRikrok – Rikrok performing with Shaggy in December 2007.
24. Stutter (Joe song) – Stutter is a 2000 song by American R&B singer Joe. The original version of the song was produced by Roy Royalty Hamilton and Teddy Riley and written by Roy Royalty Hamilton and Ernest E. Dixon. A remix by Allen Allstar Gordon Jr. features rapper Mystikal and it was one of just three singles to have sold over 500,000 copies in 2001. The song samples Summer in the City by Quincy Jones, the remix samples Passin Me By by The Pharcyde. The song and video refers to Joes girlfriend, who comes home early in the morning while he wakes up, shes stuttering because it seems she is lying to him about having an affair. Joes close friend, portrayed by rapper Mystikal, follows and spies her while she sleeps with another man in a motel, called the Easy Rest-In, after she leaves, she and Mystikal are driving next to each other on the road, while they discuss the bad situation. Arriving home, Joes girlfriend notes the video in their television, both the girlfriend and the twin sister were played by actress Natashia Williams. Rock group My Darkest Days covered the song on their 2012 release Sick and Twisted Affair, American rapper-singer Becky G covered the song in 2015 as an upload to her YouTube page with a rewritten rap added to her version instead of performing Mystikals verse. Stutter music video at MTV. com Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsStutter (Joe song) – "Stutter"
25. Staind – Staind was an American rock band, formed in 1995 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The original lineup consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Jon Wysocki. To date, the band has recorded seven albums, Tormented, Dysfunction, Break the Cycle,14 Shades of Grey, Chapter V, The Illusion of Progress. The band has sold over 15 million records worldwide, Staind formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. The band started covering Korn, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Tool, and Alice in Chains, among others, and played at local clubs for a year and a half. Staind self-released their debut album, Tormented, in November 1996, citing Pantera, during this time, Staind acquired a concert slot through Aarons cousin Justin Cantor with Limp Bizkit. Just prior to the performance, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was appalled by Stainds grotesque album cover and his perception changed, however, after being impressed with their performance. On April 13,1999, Staind released its major label debut Dysfunction on Flip Records, the album, which was co-produced by Fred Durst and Terry Date, received comparisons to metal giants Tool and Korn. In particular, Aaron Lewis was lauded for his vocals, which were likened to those of Pearl Jams Eddie Vedder, the album achieved slow success, with the album reaching the No.1 spot on Billboards Heatseeker Charts almost six months after its debut. In the same week, the album jumped to No.74 on Billboards Top 200 Album Charts, the nine-track LP produced three singles, Just Go, Mudshovel, and Home. Mudshovel and Home both received radio play, cracking the Top 20 of Billboards Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. In promotion of Dysfunction, Staind went on tours, including the Family Values Tour with acts like Limp Bizkit and The Crystal Method. Staind toured with Limp Bizkit for the Family Values Tour during the fall of 1999, Staind released their third studio album Break the Cycle on May 22,2001. Propelled by the success of their first single Its Been Awhile, the albums first week sales were the second highest of any album that year. The album saw the band retaining their previous nu metal sound from their previous album and its Been Awhile, Fade, Outside, For You, and the acoustic ballad Epiphany. Its Been Awhile spent a total of 16 and 14 weeks on top of the modern and mainstream charts, respectively. In 2001, Break the Cycle sold four million copies worldwide, Break the Cycle would go on to sell seven million copies worldwide, making this Stainds best selling album. The album saw a departure from their previous nu metal sound, the album provided two mainstream hits, the lead single Price to Play and So Far Away, which spent 14 weeks on top of the rock chartStaind – Staind live at the LEC in Laredo, Texas
26. U Remind Me – U Remind Me is a song by American entertainer Usher. It was written by Anita McCloud and Edmund Clement and produced by the latter along with Jimmy Jam, the song served as the lead American single from 8701 following the release of previous single Pop Ya Collar which was only included in some editions of the album. A commercial success, U Remind Me topped the US Billboard Hot 100 on July 7,2001 and also reached the top five in Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Critically acclaimed, the song won Usher his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2002 and its accompanying music video features Chilli of TLC as one the female leads. U Remind Me is an R&B song written in the key of G♭ major, the song follows the chord progression of E♭m7-A♭m7-B♭m7, and the piano ranges from the low note of E♭2 to the high note of A♭5, while Ushers vocal range stretches from B♭2 to A♭5. The songs lyrics are based on meeting a woman who reminds Usher of an ex-girlfriend, music noted the song as the best track on 8701, dubbing it the 2001 version of Craig Davids Fill Me In. Allmusics Stephen Thomas Erlewine also chose it as a highlight from the album, in 2010, Boonsri Dickinson of AOL Radio ranked U Remind Me as Ushers ninth-best song. Website/YouTube channel Watchmojo. com ranked U Remind Me at number eight for Top 10 Usher Songs, U Remind Me gained Usher his first Grammy Award, winning the category of Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 44th annual ceremony. Other nominees for the award were Cases Missing You, Maxwells Lifetime, Brian McKnights Love of My Life, the accompanying music video for the song was directed by Dave Meyers. The video features look-a-likes for singers Mýa, Brandy, and Tamia, Chilli of TLC makes a cameo appearance in the video. The video was filmed in April of 2001 List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 2001 R&B number-one hits of 2001 U Remind Me official music video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsU Remind Me – "U Remind Me"
27. Usher (entertainer) – Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, Texas but raised and lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee until moving to Atlanta, at the age of 12, his mother put him in local singing competitions, before catching the attention of a music A&R from LaFace Records. In 1994 he released his debut album, Usher. 8701 produced the number-one singles U Remind Me and U Got It Bad and it sold 8 million copies worldwide and won his first two Grammy Awards as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2002 and 2003. Confessions established him as one of the musical artists of the 2000s decade. Bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, Burn, Confessions Part II, and My Boo, it has been certified Diamond by the RIAA. Here I Stand and Raymond v. Raymond, debuted atop of the Billboard 200, the EP, Versus, also produced the Hot 100 top-five single DJ Got Us Fallin in Love. Looking 4 Myself, also debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, Raymond v. Raymond and Looking 4 Myself received Grammy Awards for R&B singles There Goes My Baby and Climax. Hard II Love peaked at five of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Usher has sold 23.8 million albums and 38.2 million digital songs in the United States, to date, his worldwide sales stand at 43 million albums and 75 million records overall, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Usher has won awards and accolades including 18 Billboard Music Awards and 8 Grammy Awards. Billboard also placed him at number 6 on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years, Usher has attained 9 US Hot 100 number-one singles. Considered an icon and sex symbol, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, in 2008, he started his own record label Raymond-Braun Media Group, a joint venture with talent manager Scooter Braun that includes Canadian singer Justin Bieber. Usher was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Jonetta Patton, from Tennessee, Usher spent the majority of his young life in Chattanooga, his father left the family when Usher was a year old. Usher grew up with his mother, then-stepfather, and half-brother, while in Atlanta, Usher attended North Springs High School. At age 10, Usher joined an R&B local quintet called the NuBeginnings, Usher recorded 10 songs with the group in 1991, and the ensuing album, Nubeginning Featuring Usher Raymond IV, was only made available regionally and by mail order. However, Patton took him out because, according to her, the album was re-released nationally in April 2002 by Hip-O Records. At age 13, Usher would meet A. J, alexander at local talent show in AtlantaUsher (entertainer) – Usher during the Division 1 launch party, 2010
28. Nelly – Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked on his career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993. Under Universal, Nelly began his career in the year 2000, with his debut album Country Grammar. The album debuted at three on the Billboard 200 and went on to peak at number one. Country Grammar is Nellys best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States and his following album Nellyville, produced the number-one hits Hot in Herre and Dilemma. Other singles included Work It, Air Force Ones, Pimp Juice, with the same-day dual release of Sweat, Suit and the compilation Sweatsuit, Nelly continued to generate many chart-topping hits. Sweat debuted at two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 342,000 copies in its first week. On the same week of release, Suit debuted at number one, Nellys fifth studio album, Brass Knuckles, was released on September 16,2008, after several delays. It produced the singles Party People, Stepped on My Jz, in 2010, Nelly released the album 5.0. The lead single, Just a Dream, was certified platinum in the United States. It also included the singles Move That Body and Gone, Nelly won Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and had a supporting role in the 2005 remake film The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. He has two clothing lines, Vokal and Apple Bottoms, on December 11,2009, Billboard ranked Nelly the number three Top Artist of the Decade. Nelly was born in Austin, Texas, where his father was serving in the military, when he was seven, his parents divorced. Nelly moved with his mother from St. Louis to University City, while still in high school, Nelly formed the St. Lunatics, a hip hop group who enjoyed local popularity with their single Gimme What Ya Got. Nelly decided to go solo, after a record deal failed to appear. He was signed to Universal Music Group by A&R Kevin Law, Nelly was unusual for being a rapper from the Midwest at a time when the hip-hop scenes were centered around the East Coast, West Coast and the South. The label used this to their advantage by branding Nelly as a star of the Midwest, hoping to inspire pride in the people of St Louis, Nelly was signed with St. Lunatics. Kevin Law and Country from FoReel Entertainment decided to do a record with Nelly firstNelly – Nelly promoting Apple Bottom fragrance at North Riverside Mall, Illinois on June 5, 2010
29. Angel (Shaggy song) – Angel is a song by Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy featuring Rayvon. It was the follow-up to Shaggys US number-one hit It Wasnt Me, the song uses the bass line from The Joker by Steve Miller. The chorus melody is from Angel of the Morning, written by Chip Taylor and originally recorded by singer Evie Sands yet perhaps best known as sung by country pop artist Juice Newton. The song debuted at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending December 30,2000. The song first entered the top 40 at No.39 on the week ending January 20,2001. It peaked at No.1 on the chart on the week ending March 31,2001 for one week and it was the 17th most successful song of 2001 in the United States. It has sold 1,494,000 digital copies in the US as of April 2016, the song also reached number one in the United Kingdom, as well as number one in Australia, making the song an international chart topper. The success following the release, saw Shaggy clock up his second American and it was also a European success, at one point simultaneously topping the charts in the German-speaking territories of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It remains as his last successful single internationally, the music video was directed by Cameron Casey. German singer Max Raabe and Palast Orchester covered the song in a big band style, for his 2001 album, in 2001, the parody song You Ripped Off Angel was released by Adam Posegate and received airplay on the Dr. Demento Show. R&B artist Bei Maejor did a version of this song sampling the chorus and it appeared on his mixtape Upsideown2Angel (Shaggy song) – "Angel"
30. Ride wit Me – Ride wit Me is a song by American rapper Nelly. It was released in April 2001, as the single from his debut studio album Country Grammar. Ride wit Me peaked at three on the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, Ride wit Me peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Netherlands, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, the radio version of the song was featured on the 2001 compilation album Now Thats What I Call Music. Ride wit Me features a similar to Get Down on It by Kool. The song samples lines from the song I Like It by DeBarge, specifically those which read, I like the way you brush your hair, and I like those stylish clothes you wear. The official remix was produced by Jason Jay E Epperson and then placed in Nellys remix album, Da Derrty Versions. It also features City Spuds verse from the original and John Mayer on the guitar and it samples Mayers single, No Such Thing. In the United States, Ride wit Me became Nellys highest charting single at the time, in the United Kingdom, Ride wit Me debuted and peaked on #3 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Nellys highest charting song in Britain at the time. The music video won Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001, due to the jail sentence he was then serving, City Spud did not appear in the video. The video also received a nomination for Viewers Choice, a Philadelphia 76ers version of the song was released during the 2001 NBA Finals. The video is based on the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, although references to the 1980s TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. Ride wit Me –0,12 UK vinyl,12 A, Ride wit Me UK vinyl,12, promo A. Ride wit Me Europe single 1, Ride wit Me –4,35 It was featured in the parody film Scary Movie 2 during the credits, and was subsequently featured very briefly in the films Soul Plane, Are We There Yet. and Bride and Prejudice. It was also featured in Scrubs, Friends, King of the Hill, in a scene from the Glee episode Throwdown, New Directions can be seen having a jam session, and they sing the first chorus and first verse of this song. Accompanying the jam are Finn Hudson on drums, and Noah Puck Puckerman on guitar, the version seen on Glee was not recorded in the studio like most of the songs featured on Glee, but was sung during filming by the actors. A new version has used in a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial sung as Must Be the Honey. Nelly joined Florida Georgia Line to perform Ride wit Me and Cruise at the 2013 American Music Awards and it was also featured in Ted 2, where Ted changed its lyricsRide wit Me – "Ride wit Me"
31. Follow Me (Uncle Kracker song) – Follow Me is a single by Uncle Kracker, released in 2001. Some of the lyrics can be interpreted as referencing drugs and/or extramarital sex. Since the songs debut these points have been disputed amongst Internet users and listeners alike. Ive heard some people think that Im talking about drugs, or some people think Im talking about cheating, I would never want to say anything that would get myself in trouble, being married with a couple of kids. That song is like a dirty picture painted with a pretty brush, the music video was directed by Nick Egan and premiered the week of November 20,2000. It featured Mark McGrath, lead singer of Sugar Ray and it is a popular belief that Cee Lo Green appears in the video. It is actually the co-writer and co-producer of this track Michael Bradford, Michael Bradford was also a member of Kid Rocks band at the time, where he played bass. This song was featured in the movies Coyote Ugly,3000 Miles to Graceland, The Animal, The Blind Side, in 2011, the song has been covered by the German rock and roll cover band The Baseballs. The song appeared on their album, Strings N Stripes. A live version of Follow Me can be found on David Allan Coes 2003 album Live at Billy Bobs Texas. The release went to one on the ARIA Charts in Australia, number five on the United States Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single also reached seven on the adult contemporary chart. In the United Kingdom, the song went to three on the UK Singles Chart in September 2001. Following the release of the album Double Wide on iTunes, the song re-entered the UK singles charts on 26 August 2012, at #64, Kracker uses Auto-Tune in the song. This song is referenced in Keep It Comin from his second album. On some stations, like adult contemporary-formatted KVIL in Dallas, the second verse is replaced with the first verse sung a second time. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsFollow Me (Uncle Kracker song) – "Follow Me"
32. Uncle Kracker – Matthew Shafer, also known by his stage name Uncle Kracker, is an American musician, singer, lyricist, rapper and guitarist. He is the former turntablist for Kid Rocks backing group Twisted Brown Trucker and has recorded as a solo artist since 1999 and his singles Follow Me and Drift Away were top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Shafer was born in a bathtub in Mount Clemens, Michigan on June 6,1974, with his brother Mike Shafer, he visited a nightclub in Clawson, Michigan where a turntables competition was occurring. His older brother was competing against a musician, Kid Rock. Shafer soon became friends with Kid Rock, in those times, he was mainly rapping. He went to LAnse Creuse High School, in 1994, Kid Rock asked Shafer to play turntables for his band called Twisted Brown Trucker. Shafer knew nothing of using turntables, but since his brother was an experienced DJ and he only performed at live shows at the time, until he began recording for Rocks album, Early Mornin Stoned Pimp, Shafer was a featured vocalist on some of the tracks. He then began working on an album, but he continued being the DJ for Kid Rock. Upon the release of Rocks multi-platinum album, The History Of Rock, Shafer decided that it was time to release his first solo album, in 2007, Shafer was arrested for a second-degree sex offense charge and released on $75,000 bond. Shafer pleaded guilty to a charge and was sentenced to a year of probation. Shafer has been married to his sweetheart, Melanie Haas. Double Wide was Uncle Krackers first solo album, released on June 30,2000, it peaked at Number 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart and is Shafers most successful and highest-selling album. Double Wide was produced by Kid Rock, with mixing additional production by Michael Bradford, the first single taken off the album was Follow Me, which was co-written with Bradford, and peaked at Number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 2001. The album spent the ten months on the Billboard 200. His second single, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, failed to hit the Hot 100 chart, Double Wide was certified 2× Multi-Platinum on November 29,2001. After a great deal of touring to promote the first album, entitled No Stranger to Shame, it was released on August 27,2002. The album reached No.43 on the Billboard albums chart, a hit single was released, a cover version of Dobie Grays 1973 Top 5 hit, Drift Away - also including Gray as a guest vocalist. Other singles released from No Stranger to Shame include In A Little While, a third single was released, Memphis Soul Song, which charted on the Adult Top 40 at No.35Uncle Kracker – Uncle Kracker at Walmart Soundcheck, December 2012
33. 112 (band) – 112 is an American R&B quartet from Atlanta, Georgia. Formerly artists on Bad Boy Records, the group signed to the Def Soul roster in 2002 and they had great success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with hits such as Only You, Anywhere and the Grammy-nominated single, Peaches and Cream. The group most notably won a Grammy Award in 1997 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for featuring in the song Ill Be Missing You with Sean Combs, the group had its start when the members met while attending high school. The original group consisting of Daron Jones, Michael Keith, & Reginald Finley sang together while Jones & Keith were in middle school & Finley was in high school. Once they joined Finley in high school they met fellow schoolmate Aldon Lagon who was working at a local McDonalds in Atlanta & added him due to his bass voice. They then met a high tenor vocalist Marvin Scandrick they sang with in the school chorus. Known as Forte at the time, the group performed talent shows and performed at churches, the group then changed their name from Forte to 112 after the Atlanta club where Combs first had the boys to audition. Soon afterwards they found living in New York City, recording their debut album 112. Released in 1996, the album went double platinum. The album which was produced by Tim & Bob entered into the top 5 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. It featured the hit singles Only You and Cupid, both of which peaked at #13 on the Hot 100 and #3 and #2 on the R&B charts respectively, the group also contributed to records by artists including The Notorious B. I. G. In the years followed, they toured with other performers such as Whitney Houston. A series of tracks by 112 populated the charts in 1997, beginning with the Tim & Bob produced single Come See Me. Cupid, Produced by Arnold Hennings, released in May, made the top 10 and was certified gold in the same month, another 1997 single, Ill Be Missing You, hit the top 40 in June and was certified triple platinum by July. Attaining the number one position by August, the song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1997. Ill Be Missing You sat at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for eleven weeks, the track also topped the R&B singles, R&B singles sales, and rap singles charts for eight weeks running. The group booked tours with the Isley brothers, Keith Sweat, and New Edition, as well as with Puff Daddy, the group spent 18 successive months on the road fulfilling tour commitments. Their second album, Room 112 was released in 1998, and featured the hits, Love Me featuring Mase, both the album and the song Love Me were certified gold112 (band) – Part III (2001)
34. Drive (Incubus song) – Drive is a song recorded by American rock band Incubus. It was released in November 2000 as a single from their third album Make Yourself and it is considered the bands biggest hit and breakthrough single, eventually reaching the top of Billboards modern rock charts on March 3,2001 and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 28. In 2001, Drive won Billboards award for Modern Rock Single of the Year, director Bill Draheim documented the making of Drive. Save Me from my Half-Life Drive is the result of that edited EPK footage, the song is featured in the video games Donkey Konga 2 and Guitar Hero Live in addition to the film Surfs Up. This single was also certified gold in Australia in the year 2001. According to lead singer, Brandon Boyd, The lyric is basically about fear, about being driven all your life by it and its about imagining what life would be like if you didnt live it that way. The music video is based on M. C, directed by Phil Harder, it features a simple musical session intercut with a rotoscoped animation of Brandon Boyd drawing himself. The animation was handled by both Boyd and drummer Jose Pasillas, the scenes from the official music video were shot in the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota. The video was nominated for Best Group Video at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsDrive (Incubus song) – "Drive"
35. Incubus (band) – Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. Incubus has attained success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing several successful singles. After their first two albums, Fungus Amongus and S. C. I. E. N. C. E, the band earned mainstream recognition with the release of their 1999 album Make Yourself which spawned several hits, including the bands highest charting song Drive. Success continued with the albums Morning View and A Crow Left of the Murder, Incubus also released the EP Trust Fall in 2015 and will release their eighth studio album, titled 8, on April 21,2017. Incubus has sold over 23 million albums worldwide, Incubus was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einziger, bassist Alex Katunich and drummer Jose Pasillas, while the members were in high school. They existed as a band for some time before they gave themselves a name, the bands early shows were frequently at nightclubs on Los Angeles Sunset Strip, including such well-known venues as the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy and the Troubadour. Incubus produced many of their recordings with Jim Wirt and Chillum Records in a Santa Monica studio. In 1995, Incubus added Gavin Koppell to the band and recorded their first two song EP, Let Me Tell Ya Bout Root Beer and this was followed by the debut album Fungus Amongus, also recorded with Wirt and released on Incubus own label Stopuglynailfungus Music. In the following year, Incubus signed a deal with Sonys Immortal Records. The 1997 six-track EP Enjoy Incubus was the bands first major-label release and was created so the band could present a recording while touring with Korn in Europe, Incubus second studio album, was released on September 9,1997. After their album release, they started opening for such as Korn and 311. This album marked somewhat of a departure from the bands more funk influenced early material. In February 1998, Incubus dismissed Koppell and they decided that with him in the band they could no longer be a productive family. A friend recommended Chris Kilmore to fill the position, the band enjoyed Kilmores style and attitude to life and asked him to join the band. Incubus participated in the Ozzfest and Family Values metal festivals and toured with System of a Down, Chris Kilmore, also known as DJ Kilmore, replaced DJ Lyfe. After constant touring throughout 1998, and after selling over 100,000 copies of S. C. I. E. N. C. E. Without the support of radio or television exposure, Incubus took a break for two years and then released their critically acclaimed third album Make Yourself. After just 2 weeks in the studio with producer Jim Wirt, according to the band, Litts involvement in the record came mostly during the mixing processIncubus (band) – Incubus performing live in 2012. L-R: Kenney, Pasillas, Boyd and Kilmore.
36. Lady Marmalade – Lady Marmalade is a song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan. The song is famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of Voulez-vous coucher avec moi. which translates into English as Do you want to sleep with me, the song was originally recorded in 1974 by the group Eleventh Hour. It first became a hit when covered by the American girl group Labelle. Labelle held the spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week. The song has had many cover versions over the years, in 1998, girl group All Saints released a cover of the song that peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart. The 2001 version by singers Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink, soundtrack was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks. Lady Marmalade was the song to reach number one by two different musical acts in America. The song was written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, and was inspired by Crewes experiences in New Orleans, a sex worker named Lady Marmalade shows up to a man named Joe, flirts with him and takes him home. Joe drinks wine and he screams French words while she is in the, the song was first recorded by The Eleventh Hour, a disco group made up of studio musicians fronted by Nolan on vocals. It was released in 1974 as a track on the Eleventh Hours Greatest Hits LP which did not chart, Crewe showed the song to Allen Toussaint in New Orleans, and Toussaint then decided to record the song with Labelle. Labelles version of Lady Marmalade was produced by Allen Toussaint and Vicki Wickham and it was released on August 3,1974 as the first single from Nightbirds, their first album after signing with Epic Records. Patti LaBelle sang lead vocals on Lady Marmalade with backing vocals being contributed by band mates Nona Hendryx, the song is best known for the French lyric Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir. in the refrain. Although Lady Marmalade is about a prostitute, Patti LaBelle, the female vocal of the band, said. Nobody, I swear this is Gods truth, nobody told me what Id just sung a song about, steve Huey from AllMusic selected the song as one of the best tracks on Labelles 1995 compilation Lady Marmalade, The Best of Patti and Labelle. Critic Robert Christgau described it as great synthetic French-quarter raunch, Lady Marmalade is billed as the song that made Labelle one of the hottest girl groups of the 1970s. Along with the track, What Can I Do for You, Lady Marmalade peaked at number seven on the disco/dance charts. The single also charted at seventeen in the United Kingdom. Billboard ranked it as the No.22 song for 1975, Labelle performed Lady Marmalade on Soul Train on December 7,1974Lady Marmalade – "Lady Marmalade"
37. Christina Aguilera – Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search, after recording Reflection, the theme for Disneys 1998 film Mulan, Aguilera signed with RCA Records. She rose to prominence with her 1999 self-titled debut album spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants. The following year, Aguilera released two albums, the Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo and the holiday album My Kind of Christmas. She assumed creative control for her studio album, Stripped, which produced Dirrty, Beautiful. Aguileras fifth studio album, Back to Basics, debuted at one on the album charts of ten countries and spawned the tracks Aint No Other Man. In 2010, Aguilera released her studio album Bionic and starred in the film Burlesque. The following year, she debuted as a coach on the reality television series The Voice. Her seventh studio album, Lotus, was released in 2012, Aguilera has also been featured on several successful collaborations during her career, including Lady Marmalade, Moves like Jagger, and Say Something. Aguilera has been recognized as a pop icon and earned the title Pop Princess in her early years and her work has earned her five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has sold over 17.9 million albums in the United States as of 2014 and 50 million albums worldwide as of 2015. In 2009, she ranked at number 58 on Rolling Stones list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, thereby becoming the youngest and the only artist under 30 to be named. Billboard recognized her as the 20th most successful artist of the 2000s, aside from her work in the entertainment industry, Aguilera is involved in charitable activities through human rights, world issues, and her work as a UN ambassador for the World Food Programme. Christina María Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York, on December 18,1980, to Shelly Loraine, a musician, and Fausto Xavier Aguilera and her father is Ecuadorian, while her mother has German, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry. Her family moved frequently because of her fathers service, and lived in places including New Jersey, Texas, New York. Aguilera and her mother alleged that her father was physically and emotionally abusive, claims which he denied, Aguilera used music as a form of escape from her turbulent household. Following her parents divorce when she was six years old, Aguilera, her younger sister Rachel, after several years of being estranged, Aguilera expressed interest in reconciling with her father in 2012. Growing up, Aguilera, known locally as the girl with the big voice, aspired to be a singer, singing in local talent showsChristina Aguilera – Aguilera at the Sanremo Music Festival
38. Pink (singer) – Alecia Beth Moore, known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She was signed to her first record label with original R&B girl group Choice in 1995, the label, LaFace Records saw potential in only Pink, offering her a solo deal. Pink rose as an artist with her solo album, Cant Take Me Home. It was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits, There You Go and Most Girls and she gained further recognition with the Moulin Rouge. Soundtrack Lady Marmalade, which gave Pink her first Grammy Award as well as her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, Pink took control in early 2001 insisting she wanted to work with her childhood hero, Linda Perry. Pink took more control and pursued a pop direction for her second album. It sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and yielded three United States top-ten singles, Get the Party Started, Dont Let Me Get Me, Pinks third album, Try This, generated considerably lower sales, but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Pink revived her popularity with her fourth and fifth albums, Im Not Dead and Funhouse, with the latter containing her second United States number-one hit. Pink concluded the first decade of her career with the compilation album Greatest Hits, so Far. which featured Fuckin Perfect and the chart-topping single Raise Your Glass. In 2014 Pink recorded an album, Rose Ave. with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me. Recognized for her signature vocals and acrobatic performances, Pink has sold over 60 million albums worldwide. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and six MTV Video Music Awards, in 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, vH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI Presidents Award for her achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture. Alecia Beth Moore was born on September 8,1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to nurse Judy and insurance salesman Jim Moore and she has described her background as Irish-German-Lithuanian-Jew. Although a healthy baby at birth, she developed asthma that plagued her through her early years. Pink attended Central Bucks High School West, when Moore was a toddler, her parents began having marital problems, and before she was 10 her parents had divorced. Pink developed her voice early in life, in high school, Pink joined her first band, Middleground, but it disbanded upon losing a battle of the bands competitionPink (singer) – Pink performing live during Truth About Love Tour in April 2013
39. Ms. Jackson – Ms. Jackson is a song by American alternative hip hop duo OutKast. It was released on October 3,2000, as the single from their fourth album. It topped the US charts, and won a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and it also reached number one in Germany and number two in the United Kingdom, held from the top spot by Atomic Kittens Whole Again. The single helped sell the following the commercial underperformance of the lead single B. O. B. Which, despite nearly universal acclaim from critics, failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, in Vibe, a few years after the fact, Andre recalled creating the song, Ms. Jackson was an acoustic guitar song that I was doing at home. Then I just converted it over into something people could understand a bit more. The song was inspired, in part, by Andres relationship with Erykah Badu, the song discusses the problems that break-ups, separation, and divorce can have on a couple, and the animosity that a womans mother can have for her daughters former boyfriend or husband. The lyrics are a message to the mother of singer Erykah Badu, Andre 3000, one of the rappers in the group, had a child with Badu out of wedlock named Seven Sirius Benjamin. He wanted Badus mother to hear his side of the story and he felt Badu kept him away from their child on purpose. The video works as a metaphor for the duos stormy relationships with the mothers of their childrenMs. Jackson – "Ms. Jackson"
40. OutKast – Outkast is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André André3000 Benjamin and Antwan Big Boi Patton. Benjamin and Patton formed the group as high school students in 1991, OutKast released their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik in 1994, which gained popularity after the single Players Ball reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. With successive releases including ATLiens and Aquemini, the duo developed their sound, experimenting with a variety of styles. In 2000, Outkast released the critically acclaimed Stankonia, which included the singles Ms. Jackson, in 2003, the duo released the double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which featured the number one singles Hey Ya. and The Way You Move. The album would win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America. Outkast next released the soundtrack for the 2006 musical film Idlewild, in 2007, the duo went on hiatus and both members have since pursued solo careers. In 2014, Outkast reunited to celebrate their 20th anniversary by performing at more than 40 festivals worldwide in 2014, the duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having received six Grammy Awards. Between six studio albums and a greatest hits release, Outkast has sold over 25 million records, meanwhile, they have garnered widespread critical acclaim, with publications such as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork Media listing albums such as Aquemini and Stankonia among the best of their era. Benjamin and Patton met in 1991 at the Lenox Square shopping mall when they were sixteen years old. The two lived in the East Point section of Atlanta and attended Tri-Cities High School, an arts based academy, during school, Benjamin and Patton participated in rap battles in the cafeteria. Benjamins parents were divorced and he was living with his father, meanwhile, Patton had to move with his four brothers and six sisters from Savannah to Atlanta. Benjamin and Patton eventually teamed up and were pursued by Organized Noize, OutKast, Organized Noize, and schoolmates Goodie Mob formed the nucleus of the Dungeon Family organization. During the holiday season of 1993, they released their first single, the songs funky style, much of it accomplished with live instrumentation, was a hit with audiences. Players Ball hit number-one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart, Players Ball also topped the R&B charts for six weeks. Their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, was issued on April 26,1994 and this initial effort is credited with laying the foundation for southern hip hop and is considered a classic by many. Every track on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was produced by Organized Noize and featured members of the Dungeon Family. Follow-up singles included the track and Git Up Git Out. OutKast won Best New Rap Group at the Source Awards in 1995, in the same year, the group contributed Benz or a Beamer to the popular New Jersey Drive soundtrackOutKast – OutKast performing live at the Area:One music festival in 2001
41. The Way You Love Me (Faith Hill song) – The Way You Love Me is a song written by Keith Follesé and Michael Dulaney and recorded by American country music artist Faith Hill. It was released in February 2000 as the single from her Breathe album. This song spent four weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Country charts in May 2000, the Way You Love Me moves at a tempo of 102 beats per minute. The song is set in the key of C major but is transposed to D major for the bridge, the song moves in common time, and Hills vocals span from G3 to B4 in the song. In the pop version of the song, Hills backing vocals are Auto-Tuned, the music video for The Way You Love Me was directed by Joseph Kahn. It first aired on television the week of August 21,2000, the music video shows Faith as many different characters. It shows Faith as a mom, meteorologist, waitress, heiress, there was also a remix video using the Love to Infinity remix. The only difference is that Faith is shown as two characters, a police officer and a robber. Jennette McCurdy, best known as Sam Puckett on iCarly, was featured in the video as Hills daughter in the backseat of a station wagonThe Way You Love Me (Faith Hill song) – "The Way You Love Me"
42. Faith Hill – Faith Hill is an American singer, actress and record producer. She is one of the most successful artists of all time. Hill is married to American singer Tim McGraw, with whom she has recorded several duets, Hills first two albums, Take Me as I Am and It Matters to Me, were major successes and placed a combined three number ones on Billboards country charts. She then achieved mainstream and crossover success with her two albums, Faith and Breathe. It had massive sales worldwide and earned Hill three Grammy Awards, in 2001, she recorded There Youll Be for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack and it became an international hit and her best-selling single in Europe. Hill has won five Grammy Awards,15 Academy of Country Music Awards, six American Music Awards and her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001, she was named one of the 30 Most Powerful Women in America by Ladies Home Journal, in 2009, Billboard named her as the No.1 Adult Contemporary artist of the 2000 decade and also as the 39th best artist. From 2007 to 2012, Hill was the voice of NBC Sunday Night Footballs intro song, Hill was born in Ridgeland, Mississippi, north of Jackson, Mississippi. She was adopted as an infant, and named Audrey Faith Perry and she was raised in the nearby town of Star,20 miles outside of Jackson. Her adoptive parents, Edna and Ted Perry, raised her with their two sons in a devout Christian environment. Hills vocal talent was apparent early, and she had her first public performance, at a 4-H luncheon, in 1976, a few days before her 9th birthday, she attended a concert by Elvis Presley at the State Fair Coliseum, in Jackson, which impressed her deeply. By the time she was a teenager, Hill was a performer at area churches. At 17, Hill formed a band played in local rodeos. She graduated from McLaurin Attendance Center in 1986, and briefly attended college at Hinds Junior College in Raymond, at times, she sang for prisoners at the Hinds County Jail, her song of choice being Amazing Grace. At age 19 she quit school to move to Nashville and pursue her dream of being a country singer, in her early days in Nashville, Hill auditioned to be a backup singer for Reba McEntire, but failed to secure the job. After a stint selling T-shirts, Hill became a secretary at a publishing firm. Additionally, Hill also landed a job at a local McDonalds restaurant franchise, fries, burgers, cash register – I did it all, I hated it, she has said. In 1988, she married music publishing executive Daniel Hill, a co-worker heard Hill singing to herself one day, and soon the head of her music publishing company was encouraging her to become a demo singer for the firmFaith Hill – Hill at a tribute concert for America's armed forces for ABC 's Good Morning America in 2009
43. He Loves U Not – He Loves U Not is a song by American girl group Dream. It was released on September 5,2000 as the debut single and is featured on their debut album It Was All a Dream. It was written in 1999 by Steve Kipner, David Frank and Pamela Sheyne, a pop and R&B song, He Loves U Not is about a girl confronting another girl trying to steal her boyfriend. He Loves U Not received mixed reviews from critics who gave credit to the production and lyrics, the song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks, behind Destinys Childs Independent Women. It also peaked at numbers 3,9 and 15 on the Mainstream Top 40, Rhythmic and it managed to reach the top 40 in countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the UK. They first performed the song live by touring with pop group *NSYNC on their No Strings Attached Tour. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies in the United States, lead vocals are performed by Holly Arnstein with speaking breaks by Melissa Schuman. Diana Ortiz can be heard saying a few Spanish phrases, the song is sung from the point of view of a girl confronting another girl who is trying to steal her boyfriend, to whom she claims, He loves me, he loves you not. He Loves U Not received a reception from music critics who praised the production and lyrics. AllMusics Stephen Thomas Erlewine highlighted the song as a Track Pick, arion Berger of Rolling Stone praised the song for exuding bright attitude, saying that it has a whipping elasticity and sass to spare. A writer for People, reviewing the album, was positive towards the songs adult content and preferred the tracks Mr. Telephone Man. The song gave them a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award nomination for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Group, Band or Duo but lost to 3LWs No More. He Loves U Not was a U. S. hit, peaking at number 1 on the Hot Singles Sales chart, the song debuted at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of September 30,2000. Six weeks later, it entered the top 40 at number 32 for the week of November 11,2000 and it entered the top 10 at number 8 for the week of December 16,2000. Despite impressive sales, the song couldnt get past rival girl group Destinys Childs 11-week reign at number 1 with Independent Women, thus as a result and it also reached number 15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart the week of January 6,2001. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 2,2001 for selling over 500,000 copies in the United States, in Australia, the song entered the ARIA Singles Chart on March 11,2001 and stayed there for three weeks, peaking at number 35. The song was released in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart on March 17,2001. The music video for He Loves U Not was shot June 28–30,2000, the video debuted at number 9 on MTVs Total Request Live on December 11,2000He Loves U Not – "He Loves U Not"
44. Butterfly (Crazy Town song) – Butterfly is a 2000 song by American rock band Crazy Town. It was released in November 2000 as the single from their album The Gift of Game. The song reached number-one in 15 countries, including the bands native United States, the song contains a sample of Pretty Little Ditty from the Red Hot Chili Peppers 1989 album Mothers Milk. It was named the 34th Most Awesomely Bad Song Ever by VH1 and it was also rated number 3 on Billboards chart for one-hit wonders of the 2000s, compiled in 2009. At one point in the video, Shiftys star-shaped tattoos fly off into the air, butterfly Official music video on YouTube Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsButterfly (Crazy Town song) – "Butterfly"
45. Crazy Town – Crazy Town is an American rap rock band, formed in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. The band is best known for their 2000 hit single, Butterfly and their follow-up album, Darkhorse failed to achieve the same level of success, contributing to the bands break-up in 2003. Mazur and Binzer reformed the band in 2007, and released their album, The Brimstone Sluggers. However they did not become serious about releasing any material until much later, by early 1999, Rust Epique, James Bradley Jr. Doug Miller, Adam Goldstein, and Antonio Lorenzo Trouble Valli joined the band. Their debut album, The Gift of Game, was released in November 1999, the release of The Gift of Game was followed by a tour support slot for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Guitarist Rust Epique left the band while the album was being mixed, the first two singles from The Gift of Game, Toxic and Darkside, were released but failed to chart. In 2000 Crazy Town was signed to tour with Ozzfest, however they were forced to withdraw after two weeks when Binzer was arrested after he threw a chair through a window while he was drunk. Crazy Town then released their single in 2001, Butterfly. It reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, soundscan reports 100,000 album sales of The Gift of Game prior to the release of Butterfly, after Butterfly reached number 1, sales exceeded 1.5 million. Crazy Town toured with Ozzfest in 2001 and they were received with mixed reviews, many people in the Ozzfest crowd mockingly called them The Butterfly Boys. A fourth single, Revolving Door, was released with limited success, in 2001 Crazy Town also made a cameo appearance in the music video Bad Boy for Life by P. Diddy, Black Rob and Mark Curry. Their second album, Darkhorse, was produced by Howard Benson, bensons influence resulted in a more rock oriented sound. Prior to recording the album, drummer James Bradley, Jr. eventually left the band and was replaced by Kyle Hollinger. The album achieved commercial success, spawning only two singles, Drowning, which became a minor hit in the US, UK, Austria and Germany, and Hurt You So Bad. Shortly after the release of Darkhorse the band broke up in 2003, citing amongst other things, during Crazy Towns hiatus, Bret Mazur went on to form The Pharmacy, a record-producing company. Shortly after leaving Crazy Town, Rust Epique formed a band which would go by the name pre)Thing. He died of a heart attack shortly before their debut album 22nd Century Lifestyle was released in 2004, Binzer contributed vocals to Paul Oakenfolds 2002 single Starry Eyed Surprise. He released his first solo album in 2004, Happy Love Sick, Kraig Tyler joined Eric Powells industrial band 16VoltCrazy Town – Crazy Town performing live in Germany in January 2000.
46. Put It on Me (Ja Rule song) – Put It on Me is a song from Ja Rules second album, Rule 3,36. The song also appeared on The Fast and the Furious soundtrack, the song features female Murder Inc. rapper Vita. The song was made with just Ja Rule and Vita. Ja Rule explained that the lyrics of the song were inspired by an argument he had with his wife to show how important she is to him, vitas verse was written by Cadillac Tah. It peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Ja Rules first top ten hit on the chart, in 2001, the songs music video became the first to retire on BETs 106 & Park after spending more than 60 days on the countdown. The video also topped BETs Notarized, Top 100 Videos of 2001, in September 2001, the video was nominated for Best Rap Video at the 2001 MTV VMAs. In 2002, Put It on Me won two BMI Awards under Urban Music and Pop Music, the song also attained an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award, alongside the honorary Songwriter of the Year award to Murder Inc. executive, Irv Gotti. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsPut It on Me (Ja Rule song) – "Put It on Me"
47. Family Affair (Mary J. Blige song) – Family Affair is a song by American singer Mary J. Blige. It was written by Blige, her brother Bruce Miller, Camara Kambon, Michael Elizondo, Family Affair is a pumping dance-pop song that incorporates elements of hip hop and R&B. The music for the track was created in a jam session between Dre and musicians Mel-Man, Camara Kambon, Mike Elizondo and Scott Storch. Later, Blige heard the song that her brother Bruce Miller, Asiah the Continent and Luchi Lodge created the lyrics and melody to and it was Bliges first Hot 100 number-one single. In 2008, for Billboard magazines 50th Anniversary, Family Affair was listed as the 79th-biggest single on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs. While at the end of 2009 was named the 12th most successful song from 2000 to 2009, rolling Stone ranked it number ninety-five on their list of 100 Best Songs of the 2000s decade. The song was responsible for the brief comeback of a new form of hip hop soul. The accompanying music video was directed by Dave Meyers, in 2007, this song was used on a Propel Fitness Water commercial. On September 6,2012, Blige performed the song at the night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. A remix featuring rappers Jadakiss and Fabolous was later released promotionally, Family Affair was written by Blige, her brother Bruce Miller, Camara Kambon, Mike Elizondo, and Dr. Dre. Production was helmed by the latter, Dre created an initial version of the musical portion of Family Affair in studio on September 13,2000, using a bass player and a keyboard player. His studio engineers entitled this version of the song Fragile for record-keeping purposes, near the end of 2000, he sent Blige the instrumental track. Blige recorded vocals over the music based on lyrics penned by Miller, Kambon, several weeks later, on January 10,2001, a near-final but non-lyrical portion of Fragile was transferred from digital to analog format and renamed Family Affair. In late May or early June 2001, at Dr. Dres suggestion, Blige added a bridge to the song, Family Affair is written in the key of G-sharp minor with a moderate tempo of 93 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression C♯m−G♯m7−C♯m−G♯m7, and Bliges vocals span from G♯3 to B4, lyrics of this song at MetroLyricsFamily Affair (Mary J. Blige song) – "Family Affair"
48. Mary J. Blige – Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress. My Life, in particular, is considered among the greatest albums ever recorded according to Rolling Stone, Time, for her part in combining hip hop and soul in the early 1990s and its subsequent commercial success, Blige received the Legends Award at the World Music Awards. Blige made Time magazines Time 100 list of individuals around the world in 2007. As of 2013, Blige has sold more than 50 million albums and 25 million singles worldwide, Billboard ranked Blige as the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years. The magazine also lists her 2006 song Be Without You as the top R&B song of the 2000s, in 2011, VH1 ranked Blige as the 80th greatest artist of all time. Moreover, she is ranked number 100 on the list of 100 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, in 2012, VH1 ranked Blige at number 9 in The 100 Greatest Women in Music. Blige also earned high remarks for her work in film and she starred in the 2009 Tyler Perry box-office hit I Can Do Bad All By Myself and played a role in the film Rock of Ages. She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her contribution to the film The Help. In partnership with the Home Shopping Network and Carols Daughter, Blige released her My Life perfume, the perfume broke HSN records by selling 65,000 bottles during its premiere. The scent went on to win two FiFi Awards, including the Fragrance Sales Breakthrough award, in 2017, she stars in the period drama film Mudbound directed by Dee Rees. Blige spent her years in Richmond Hill, Georgia, where she sang in a Pentecostal church. Blige later moved to Schlobohm Houses in Yonkers, New York, immediately north of New York City, Blige dropped out of high school in her junior year. Pursuing a musical career, Blige spent a period of time in a Yonkers band named Pride with band drummer Eddie DAprile. In early 1988, she recorded a cover of Anita Bakers Caught Up in the Rapture at a recording booth in the Galleria Mall in White Plains. Her mothers boyfriend at the later played the cassette for Jeff Redd. Redd sent it to the president and CEO of the label, Harrell met with Blige and in 1989 she was signed to the label, becoming the companys youngest and first female artist. After being signed to Uptown Records, Blige began working with record producer Puff Daddy and he became the executive producer and produced a majority of the album. Derived from Bliges past occupation as a 4-1-1 operator, it was also an indication by Blige of being the real deal, the music was described as revelatory on a frequent basisMary J. Blige – Blige in January 2010