Earlier this month, after a tough three rounds of voting, we crowned Mariah Carey as The Greatest Artist Of The 90s. That settled, we are looking forward to the near past: the ’00s. The new millennium brought a whole new slew of greats, as rock and rap and otherwise broke into the Top 40 and anyone at No. 1 seemed possible. Who’s next in line for the crown?
Round One faces off the best of the boy bands *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys; leading ladies Beyoncé and Britney Spears; kings of the rap game Eminem and Jay-Z; and rockers Nickelback and Linkin Park. Eight great Aught acts to be sure, but only one can be The VH1 Greatest Artist of the 00s. Did Justin Timberlake drive you “Crazy” or did Nick Carter have it “Goin’ On”? Were you “Dangerously In Love” With Bey or a “Slave 4″ Brit? Were your 00s “99 Problems” or about cleaning out your “Closet”? Were you about Chad Kroegers arena rocking or Mike Shinoda’s rap-rock?
It’s no easy choice, but only one can reign supreme, and so we need you to vote, vote and vote until your favorite artist has won the crown. Voting for round one is open now and until Wednesday, August 29 at 11 AM. Round Two will be open from Wednesday, August 29 at 4 PM until Tuesday, September 4 at 4 PM. And the final round opens Tuesday, September 4 and closes Thursday, September 6 at 4PM. Check back daily to see who’s in the lead!