After a small break, we now find ourselves in 2001, a year intrisically linked to the horrific events that occurred in New York on the 9th September. But let’s not dwell on that and instead look at what acts, albums and songs from 2001 are still proving to be hugely popular with the general public.
After studying the biggest songs of the current decade, let’s continue our travel through the past with the biggest songs of the 2000s! At first glance, the biggest artists were Britney Spears and Beyoncé for female artists, Eminem for male singers, Coldplay and Linkin Park for bands. Does one of these artists top the list of the biggest songs of the 2000s? Are there surprises among the top 10? You will find the answer in this new Data Collector list!
James Blunt had everything for you to love him or hate him. Excessive radio play, easy love-themed songs and weird nasal voice in a side, soulful singing, relentless melodies and cleverly written lyrics in the other. In 2005/2006, this explosive mix made him both the biggest seller in the world and the most bashed singer of that time.
Rock is dead. We hear this sentence since decades. Don McLean famously regarded 2/3/1959 as the day the music died after the tragic passing of Buddy Holly. Many claim the Woodstock wheel was broken by the poor output of 1974. Others consider that 1991 was the last breath of the genre. From Coldplay to Linkin Park to Nickelback to Green Day, various bands proved kind of recently that rock can still attract the masses. The last group to illustrate this fact is no other than Imagine Dragons.
We love stories of books and movies. We also love music. What about telling the story of the music industry then? Studying history is a key factor of success for upcoming challenges. The industry of music has been going through ups and downs for over 150 years, but we hardly know a thing about it. Get to know it all from the first origins of the music industry to worthy insights about streaming. Incredibly enough, you will see that everything that is changing now was one way or another already written in the past.
The mastermind of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is one of the most successful singer-songwriter of all-time. Exaggeration? No, not according to the data. He started very young. His father was a professional musician and he started singing with Art Garfunkel at the age of 13. Two years later in 1957, he wrote and issued his first recording with his duet partner, Hey Schoolgirl, which went top 50 in the US. For the next 8 years, Simon struggled getting hits, either solo or with Garfunkel. At the time, even their name wasn’t settled, they recorded songs under aliases like Tom & Jerry or Jerry Darcey and True Taylor for his solo material.
After two studio albums that didn’t find success other than in the underground sphere of American urban music, the Black Eyed Peas added Fergie to their line-up. With her addition, they recorded four more albums, dropping sizable hits such as Where Is The Love?, Shut Up, I Gotta Feeling and View More
When something dies down, there are two ways to feel about it – Rest In Peace or Good Riddance. The choice is easy while speaking about the music industry-killer from iTunes, legal downloads. They downgraded way more physical sales than they were worth by themselves. It raised many questions, such as how many copies would Rihanna‘s Good Girl Gone Bad or Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream have sold View More
Returning with their ninth album Feed The Machine this month, Nickelback is one of those in-between type rock bands. Not old enough to be considered as Classic Rock, and too old to be a fresh new act, they belong to the group made up of Coldplay, Green Day, Linkin Park and View More
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