Top 5 New Rock Music Artists
of Each Year - 2000-2009

Criteria: Here are the top 5 new rock artists of each year. In order to qualify in a given year the artist has to have had his first ever release in that year (single, EP or album). The artists were ranked based upon initial popularity, lasting popularity, impact and influence of ONLY their records that were released in that calendar year.

Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2000
  1. Nelly
  2. Disturbed
  3. Nelly Furtado
  4. Jill Scott
  5. Samantha Mumba
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2001
  1. The Strokes
  2. India.Aire
  3. City High
  4. Drowning Pool
  5. Blu Cantrell
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2002
  1. Avril Lavigne
  2. Vanessa Carlton
  3. Simple Plan
  4. The Black Keys
  5. All-American Rejects
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2003
  1. Evanescence
  2. Jet
  3. Gavin DeGraw
  4. Amy Winehouse
  5. Dizzee Rascal
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2004
  1. Ciara
  2. The Killers
  3. KT Tunstall
  4. James Blunt
  5. Natasha Bedingfeld
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2005
  1. Chris Brown
  2. Rhianna
  3. Panic! At The Disco
  4. Bobby Valentino
  5. Pretty Ricky
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2006
  1. Daughtry
  2. Lily Allen
  3. Yung Joc
  4. The Swell Season
  5. Danity Kane
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2007
  1. Sean Kingston
  2. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
  3. Colbie Caillat
  4. OneRepublic
  5. The-Dream
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2008
  1. Lady Gaga
  2. The Script
  3. David Archletta
  4. Fleet Foxes
  5. The Ting Tings
Top 5 New Rock Artists of 2009
  1. Adam Lambert
  2. Jeremih
  3. Kristinia DeBarge
  4. Kris Allen
  5. The xx

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