Most Influential Music Artists of the Decade: Radiohead, Britney Spears, Nickelback
Which other pop stars, rappers and rock 'n' rollers made the list?
Sure, you can be popular -- but influential? HitFix's Melinda Newman and Katie Hasty have compiled a list of the top trendstarters, veteran voices and culture-shakers of the aughts. Acts like Radiohead, Lil Wayne and Britney Spears have all made evolutionary jumps in the music business, while newbies like Taylor Swift, Lady GaGa and Miley Cyrus have changed the game for so many spheres of music fans.
Take for instance Justin Timberlake...
Seldom -- if ever -- has a former boy band lead singer made the transition from teeny bopper to genuine critical darling, while maintaining a fanbase of millions worldwide. It turns out all it takes is endless and undeniable talent in singing, dancing, songwriting and, yes, even acting.
And a desire to bring sexy back.
Picture: "Vintage" Justin Timberlake, circa 2002