Most Influential Music Artists of the Decade: Radiohead, Britney Spears, Nickelback
Which other pop stars, rappers and rock 'n' rollers made the list?
Though her debut came out in 1999, it was really in the 2000s that Spears-mania took over Following generations of male pop idols, Spears became one of the first bonafide female teen idols appealing to female tweens and their pervy dads at the same time. Sure, she melted down in the latter part of the decade, but Spears came roaring back with "Circus"---her fifth album to debut at No. 1-- and its subsequent world tour. From rising star to trainwreck to resurrection all in 10 short years.
Photo: Vintage Spears, with friend, in 2001.