Throwback Thursday: 2001

This is the second instalment to the Throwback Thursday feature. 2001 is the year.
Jay-Z released the first Blueprint which would be later followed by two more. The Shins entered the scene with their quirky indie music which later turned to gold. Death Cab For Cutie started gaining some traction as far as being “known” goes. Usher caught fire, from the previous record selling less than a million copies, to 8701 selling almost 8 million worldwide.

Jay-Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.)

Jay-Z – Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)

Both tracks off The Blueprint, which has sold almost 3 million copies in the US

Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious

The Shins – Caring Is Creepy

Oh, Inverted World was The Shins debut album. This track along with “New Slang” was featured on the Grammy Award winning soundtrack for Garden State

P. Diddy – Bad Boy For Life (feat. Black Rob & Mark Curry)

Produced by Megahertz off the third record from P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family

John Mayer – No Such Thing

Fabolous – Can’t Deny It (feat. Nate Dogg)

The beat is courtesy of Rick Rock off Brooklyn rapper Fabolous’ debut album

Death Cab For Cutie – A Movie Script Ending

Featured on The OC, along with many other tracks and a live performance. Definitely didn’t hinder their success.

Ludacris – Roll Out (My Business)

Usher – U Remind Me

Usher – U Got It Bad

The third studio album from the R&B singer, selling over 8 million copies worldwide.

Jagged Edge – Where The Party At

Sum 41 – Fat Lip

“Stormin’ through the party like my name was El Nino”

Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

I doubt this French electronic duo knew their track would be sampled 6 years later by a man named Kanye West

Erick Sermon – Music (feat. Marvin Gaye)

Ja Rule – Always On Time (feat. Ashanti)

Ja Rule – I’m Real (Murder Inc Remix) [feat. Jennifer Lopez]

Blink-182 – Give Me One Good Reason

Jimmy Eat World – Hear You Me

One of the few slow tempo tracks from the Arizona Alternative Rock group.

Radiohead – Knives Out

Off Amnesiac

Garbage – Cherry Lips

The Strokes – Last Night

Is This It is the debut album from the New York Indie Rock band. I feel they have yet to top this record and may never.

The American Analog Set – Aaron And Maria

Craig David – Fill Me In

Craig David – 7 Days

Born To Do It is Craig David’s best record and was one of my guilty pleasures.

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