Do you happen to know which artist was the most popular from 2000-2010? Do you know which song was on the charts the longest? The new century begins and many new faces on the music scene arrive like Eminem, 50 Cent, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, T-Pain, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, T.I., and Taylor Swift just to name a few. They all had highly popular songs in this decade.
In this period, there were a total of 3,941 songs that made the Hot 100 chart. There were a total of 146 singles that peaked at the #1 position. The year of 2006, had the most #1 songs with 18. The year of 2010, had the most charted singles with 489. In this era, there were over 600 artists that charted a single from 2000-2010.
The song I’m Yours by Jason Mraz released in 2008, was on the chart for 76 weeks and makes this song the all-time record holder for longevity.
Ranking Of The Top 50 Artists of the 2000-2010
To determine the top 50 artists, a point system was used that would be fair to all artists that charted singles in this period. The point system used is as follows:
- The highest chart position reached on the Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay or Bubbling Under charts.
- Point breakdown as follows:
- #1 = 100 points for its first week at #1, plus 10 points for each additional week.
- #2 = 90 points for its first week at #2, plus 5 points for each additional week.
- #3 = 80 points for its first week at #3, plus 3 points for each additional week.
- #4-5 = 70 points
- #6-10 = 60 points
- #11-15 = 50 points
- #16-20 = 45 points
- #21-30 = 40 points
- #31-40 = 35 points
- #41-50 = 30 points
- #51-60 = 25 points
- #61-70 = 20 points
- #71-90 = 15 points
- #91-100 = 10 points
- #101-110 = 5 points
- #111-120 = 4 points
- #121-135 = 3 points
- Total weeks charted are added in.
- In case of a tie, the artist listed first is determined by the following tie-breaker rules:
- Most charted singles
- Most Top 40 singles
- Most Top 10 singles
When two artists combine for a hit single, such as Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, the full point total is given to both artists. Duos like Simon & Garfunkel and Hall & Oates are considered recording teams and their points are not shared.
Adjustment made for featured and lead artists. A featured artist on a single will receive 20% of the point total and the lead artist receives 100% of the point total.
Source: The “Top Pop Singles 1955-2010” Thirteenth Edition by Joel Whitburn
The Top 50 Artists 2000-2010
|16||Black Eyed Peas||1,576|
|38||Mary J. Blige||1,071|
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