BRACKET MADNESS: Polls Close Soon, So Cast Your Vote NOW For The Greatest Artist Of The 00s!

by (@zaragolden)

We are deep into the final round of Bracket Madness and but hours away from crowning the Greatest Artist of the 00s, and things are close. Only Britney Spears and Linkin Park remain, and with more than 95,000 votes already cast, Linkin Park leads — but by only 100 votes. So now is the chance to have your say: There is no denying that Brit and Linkin Park were both great artists of the 00s, but if there can only be one Greatest, who should it be? Vote now because polls close TODAY at 4 PM EST.

The 00s having passed only two years ago, Linkin Park and Britney Spears alike are still both still working hard. This past summer, Linkin Park debuted Living Things, their fifth studio album, on the top of the Billboard. They have since hit the road for a nationwide tour, co-headlined by Incubus, and have put out videos for “Burn It Down” and “Lost In The Echo.” And for all you Linkin loving history-heads, you’ll be proud to know that “Powerless” was featured in the trailers for the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Britney, meanwhile, has spent this past year still promoting 2011′s Femme Fatal, but also: getting engaged to long-time boyfriend Jason Trawick, working with will.i.am, covering magazines, and gearing up for judging duty on The X-Factor. Many a pop stars built in the Britney mold have burned bright and then burned out during Britney’s reign, but she seems to be ever relevant.

Who will it be? The final round of voting closes TODAY, Thursday, September 6 at 4PM EST. So vote NOW and check back in later to see who has been crowned The Greatest Artist of the 00s!