Criteria: Popularity, Influence, Musical Impact, and Cultural Impact.
Note: - This list does not take into account anything that artist did before or after the decade. Artists with two years or less of active recording during the decade are excluded, unless it was the ONLY decade in which they performed. This explains the exclusion of Eminem, System Of A Down, The White Stripes & others frequently associated with the late 1990's. They would count for the 2000s.
Edited By: Pave
Last Updated: 2012-09-15