The 2000s saw the budding careers of Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and solo Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake.

But, if you really think about it, the early aughts were a long, long time ago.

Artists: 50 Cent, Adele, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Nelly, Pink, Rihanna, Taylor Swift

Related Artists: G-Unit, Lloyd Banks, The Game, Obie Trice, DMX, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, 2Pac, D12, Xzibit

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