It’s the final round of Bracket Madness and we are only one step away from crowning the Greatest Artist of the 00s! Britney Spears rocked Round 2 scoring a total of 20,396 votes while *NYSNC received a low score of 4,466 votes. Sorry JT, you had nothing on Brit this round. Facing Britney in the final round is rock group Linkin Park who barely made the cut over Eminem, racking up only 107 more votes than the rapper. So close. So who’s it gonna be? The Princess of Pop or the ultimate genre bending rock-rap group?
Britney rocked the 00s by selling over 20 million copies of her second album Oops!…I Did It Again worldwide, grossing $40.5 million on tour and putting on one of the most iconic MTV Video Music Awards performances ever performing “I’m A Slave 4 U” at the 2001 VMAs…all within the first few years of the decade.
Meanwhile, Linkin Park’s first two albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora sold over 35 million copies combined worldwide. Between their album units sold and their singles released Linkin Park broke records while paving a way for a new genre of music fusing rock and rap.
Both Britney and Linkin Park had memorable and remarkable years in the 2000s, but who stole your heart during the Aughts? Make your voice heard and vote now! The final round of voting closes Thursday September 6 at 4PM EST. Vote and check back on Thursday to see who is crowned The Greatest Artist of the 00s.