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Music 10 L’s: Lauryn Hill to Limp Bizkit

1. Lauryn Hill
She’s formerly the vocalist and a member of The Fugees and became a successful solo artist with her album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. She is a magnificent artist but I wonder where is she now.

2. La Isla Bonita
A single by the Queen of Pop Madonna. It was Spanish inspired and one of the biggest hits off her multi-platinum hit album “True Blue” from the 80s.

3. Lil Wayne
He is a very popular rapper during the second half of 2000s. His popular hit song was “Lollipop” while his popular album was “The Carter”, which had its sequel.

4. Lady Gaga
She is one of the top female artists emerged during the late 2000s. She seemed under hiatus now after her album “Artpop” underperformed.

5. Linkin Park
One of my favorite bands ever. They seemed on a break but hoping they will release new materials soon. Haven’t heard from them for a long time. I miss those “Hybrid Theory” days.

6. Last Resort
The first ever song I heard from the rock band Papa Roach. It is a great track but none of their succeeding tracks matched it.

7. Lorde
She’s a popular singer from New Zealand. I love the style of her songs and the message. She’s young but already a great songwriter.

8. Let Her Go
A nice but sad love song from Passenger. It was one of the biggest hits during the recent years. I love the folk feel of the song.

9. Let It Go
One of the biggest selling singles recently. It wad due to the success of the animated movie “Frozen”. The song may not have reached number 1 in different countries, but it was a sleeper hit song.

10. Limp Bizkit
The band was very hot then, but popularity was taken over by Linkin Park. They had great songs such as “Take a Look Around”,  “My Way” and “Rollin'”.

Video from YouTube / Passenger

Album’s Singles Review: Limp Bizkit “Three Dollar Bill, Yall” and “Significant Other”

“Three Dollar Bill, Yall” (album)
Limp Bizkit scored chart success in albums chart in this record which reached the top 30 in Billboard. It was eventually double platinum with accumulated sales in America.

“Counterfeit” was released as the first single for the record. The song is a combination of rap and rock which eventually became popular after few years.
Rate: 4.75 out of 10

There are two singles released in between this single and “Counterfeit”, but the two were not widely released. This song was actually their own version original by George Michael. The version was not that impressive compared to the remix. The song did not chart in music countdowns.
Rate: 5.0 out of 10

“Significant Other” (album)
This second album by the band retains the sound but more polished this time. The album became a big seller which their third album’s released can be credited as attention was also given to this album. “Significant Other” went to number 1 in Billboard Hot 100 and gone multi-platinum.

“Nookie” became the carrier single of “Significant Other”, which also became their first single to reach Hot 100. The song talks about an ex-girlfriend who treate the guy badly. The song was well recognized as part of the album.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

This song became the album’s second single, which was later released as a lead single for their remix album. The song performed better in the charts than “Nookie”.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

N 2 Gether Now (ft. Method Man)
In this rock song, it has a lot of hip-hop stuff with Method Man featured. The song became their highest peaking song from the album in Billboard Hot 100 when it reached number 70.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Break Stuff
This song may not have did well in America, but it performed better outside America. It was also one of the recognized songs from the album.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / Wikipedia
Video from YouTube / LimpBizkitVEVO

Bands With Number 1 Albums in US and UK: Creed / Nickelback / Limp Bizkit / Oasis

United States- Creed is one of the best selling rock bands in the US during the late 90’s and early 2000’s. They had scored 2 number 1 albums at that time with albums “Human Clay” and “Weathered”, which went 11x platinum and 6x platinum, respectively.
United Kingdom- Creed had limited success in United Kingdom. Their most successful album in the country went to top 30 with “Human Clay”.

United States- Nickelback has been very successful in America. They may only had 1 number 1 album there which is “All the Right Reasons”, but they also had other 5 albums went to top 10. Three of those albums went multiplatinum, including “Silver Side Up” which went 6x platinum. Their bigges seller next to “Reason” with 8x platinum, by the RIAA.
United Kingdom- Nickelback also scored 1 number 1 album in UK which is “Silver Side Up”. Despite that, they had scored a total of 5 top 10 albums, including the number 2 hit “All the Right Reasons”, 2x platinum according to BPI.

Limp Bizkit
United States- Limp Bizkit is the pioneer of rap rock music at the time and has been very popular after scoring 2 number 1 albums with “Significant Other” (7x platinum RIAA certified) and “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” (8x platinum certified by RIAA).
United Kingdom- Limp Bizkit scored a number 1 album in UK with “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water”, which wad eventually certified 2x platinum by BPI.

United States- Oasis somewhat achieved success in breaking American market where they scored 3 top 10 albums. But nothing came to number 1. “Be Here Now” fell short which only settled at number 2, but “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory” is the biggest seller which was certified by RIAA as 4x platinum.
United Kingdom- Oasis is one of the biggest bands in United Kingdom. They actually scored total of 8 number 1 albums. It started with their debut “Definitely Maybe”, followed by “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”, which is their biggest selling album after reaching 14x platinum by BPI. They also reached number 1 with “Be Here Now” (their fastest seller), “Standing on the Shoulder of Giants”, “Heathen Chemistry”, “Don’t Believe the Truth”, “Dig Out Your Soul”, and the compilation “Time Flies… 1994–2009”.

Credits: Billboard /OCC / Wikipedia

Video: YouTube / LimpBizkitVEVO

Music Rivalries: Bands (Rock or Pop)

It is rare to see rock bands in musical rivalry, but it do exists. While in pop bands, they really exists as often stimulated in news by media.

Limp Bizkit vs Linkin Park
Limp Bizkit has been on the limelight years before Linkin Park had released their debut. But Limp Bizkit achieved the peak of their mainstream success in 1999 in the US through the multiplatinum album “Significant Other” and international attention in 2000 via “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” which has been worldwide mega-seller. That same year, Linkin Park debuted in the music scene with their debut album “Hybrid Theory”. Limp Bizkit has a better attention at that time when “Chocolate Starfish” album sold more than a million in just a week in America, while “Hybrid Theory” is already selling well but struggling to reach the heights of Limp Bizkit. The two bands were compared because of similar style, both rap and rock. Nevertheless, with Limp Bizkit, Fred Durst is solely the vocalist, while Linkin Park has Chester Bennington as main vocals and Mike Shinoda is the rapper. Despite the attention for Limp Bizkit, it has changed as “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” became their last commercially successful record by the band. Then that opportunity was given to Linkin Park who had a longer successful career and even surpassed the success of Limp Bizkit to double.

Hanson vs The Moffatts
Hanson used to be the pop rock band with siblings as members then. However, a new band came out in 1998 which their debut single sounds like a slower rip-off of Hanson’s “Mmmbop”. The two may not had such rivalry in America as The Moffatts was unknown then in the country, but in Asia comparison has been rampant wherein fans are competing which is the more successful group. Hanson became very successful during their early mainstream career. But their peak remained with “Middle of Nowhere” album. Their succeeding albuns were less successful. The Moffatts released their debut in America more than a year after achieving success in Asia, but with moderate reception for them. The Moffatts achieved huge success in Asia, particularly in the Philippines. But if you are going to look at their entire careet, Hanson brothers did better. They are still releasing independent albums which are still charting.

Coldplay vs Keane
Coldplay achieved success in early 2000s, while Keane at mid-2000s. When Keane came out, similarities was noticed and comparisons were maid between the two band. Both band sounds soft as well as their vocals. But I must admit both were great bands. Keane achieved success through their albums “Hopes and Fears”. But none of their succeeding albums managed to match their debut. While Coldplay is still very much relevant these days. They still scored a number one album through “A Head Full of Dreams”. It is very clear that Coldplay still slays music while Keane is currently inactive.

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

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Albums that are more successful than its singles (2000-2001)

From 2000 to 2001, there were a lot albums out there which sold millions of albums and became top-sellers. In fact, it is the period when there were a lot of hit albums with few hit singles (from the album). Nevertheless, these hit albums were bigger hit than thesingles released taken from it. The singles didn’t perform very well as the album did. Here are those albums:

Dido- No Angel (1999/2001)
This album may have been released in 1999, but in late 2000 until the entire 2001 when it made its biggest sales. According to reports, it has sold about 22 million but the only big hit it has was “Thank You”, which was a worldwide hit. While “Here With Me is a hit in Europe.

Santana- Supernatural (1999/2000)
This album was already released during the second hald of 1999 but its biggest sales came in 2000. The album had 2 number hits which were “Smooth” and “Maria, Maria”, both reached number 1. However, it’s enough to match the success of the album which was reportedly sold 30 million.

Whitney Houston- Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (2000)
This is a compilation album by Whitney Houston and had sold over 12 million and did well in the charts. But only one new single became a hit which is “Could I Have this Kiss Forever?”

Britney Spears- Oops… I Did It Again (2000)
Britney Spears is the biggest selling female artist during her heydays. This second album of her was a best seller in 2000 which totally sold 24 million, according to Wikipedia. However, in the US, the album already earned one top 10 hit. It is the number 9 peaking “Oops… I Did It Again”.

Eminem- Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Eminem is the top selling rapper of all time and this album was his biggest seller which was reportedly sold 32 million. However, it only had 1 UK top ten hit single. In the UK though, it had 3 top ten hits.

Bon Jovi- Crush (2000)
Bon Jovi made a huge comeback in 2000 with this record. It was multiplatinum worldwide, but it only had one real hit single which is “It’s My Life”.

The Beatles- 1 (2000)
Knowing this album is a compilation album, it will surely not release a new single knowing this band from decades ago. The album was said to have sold over 31 million.

Linkin Park- Hybrid Theory (2000)
This debut album from Linkin Park is the top album of 2001 and continual success in 2002. Despite of the album’s success, it’s only real big hit was “In the End”, which peaked at number 2 in Billboard Hot 100.

Backstreet Boys- Black and Blue (2000)
Backstreet Boys’ “Millenium” was very successful so this new album from the guys was quickly released. The album fared well in sales, but it only scored one big hit which is “Shape of My Heart”.

Enya- A Day Without Rain (2000)
Enya already has sold millions before but this album became her biggest seller. Despite the reported 15 million it sold, the album only scored one single to chart in major countries which is “Only Time”, a number ten hit in the US.

Alicia Keys- Songs in A Minor (2001)
Alicia Keys made a big debut in this album which was reportedly reached sales of 12 million. However, it only had one worldwide hit which is “Fallin'”.

NSYNC- Celebrity (2001)
This third album is currently the third fastes selling album of all-time in the US. Despite its success, the album scored only one US top 10 hit namely, “Girlfriend”.

Limp Bizkit- Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water (2000)
Limp Bizkit was already a superstar band in the US but this album extended their popularity worldwide. Despite its stellar sales, it didn’t score a timeless number one hit.

Credits to Wikipedia

Trends and Cliches in Mainstream Music (2000-2004)

Music is still very much alive from 2000-2004, however, album sales was seen on its decline. This was due to the rise of digital music and piracy. Still, we saw the trends in music with the rise of new artists, as well as trends in genres.

First-week million sales
It has been a phenomenon in music to sell one million copies in just one week. The record breaker for a long time was set on first quarter of 2000 when NSYNC broke sales with 2.4 million US sales. That same year, Eminem broke more than 1.7 million for “Marshall Mathers LP, Britney Spears second LP “Oops… I Did It Again” with more than 1.3 million and Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water” with more than 1 million. Several artists this era reached a million in first week like Usher, Norah Jones and Backstreet Boys (had two albums with Millenium from 1999). NSYNC held the second place for a long time to with “Celebrity” with 1.8 million plus, and another album from Eminem.

Boybands going hiatus
Boybands enjoyed their peak during 1995-1999. They started the new millenium with a bang, but as 2002 started, boybands such as Backstreet Boys and NSYNC took hiatus. European boybands continued though like Westlife and Blue.

Going solo
As boybands and girlbands go hiatus, many members of those groups went solo. NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake achieved success with his debut. Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys though had limited success. While Beyonce of Destiny’s Child had her superstardom began in 2004.

Young female stars going sexy
We also saw the young female stars going sexier this era. Britney Spears left her role model image as she has gone sexy in her third album. Christina Aguilera is very notable though as she has shown her dirtiest image in 2002 with her video “Dirrty” and her breakout album “Stripped”.

Young female pop/rock stars
In 2002, Avril Lavigne rocked the charts with her debut album “Let Go”. Despite Michelle Branch first came out, she was not credited for the rise of pop/rock music. Vanessa Carlton had platinum success with her debut album, while Jennifer Love Hewitt released a pop/rock album. We also saw Hillary Duff and Ashley Simpson followed the pop/rock genre.

Rock bands
Rock has become a very popular genre in 2000 with the success of Limp Bizkit. Linkin Park became victorious too who scored the biggest selling rock album of the decade with “Hybrid Theory” and a huge second album “Meteora”. Nickelback, Coldplay and Creed became successful this era too.

R&B music
R&B music has been on its peak when year 2000 begun. It was led by Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Beyonce and others. Even pop stars incorporated R&B in their music.

Hip-hop music
Hip-hop music scene is very much alive this era too. We saw the success of Eminem, Nelly and Ja Rule, as well as the introductory of Chingy, 50 Cent and others.

Remixes has been popular too this era. It started when Jennifer Lopez topped the charts with “I’m Real” which led to the release of her remix album. The album set record when it went to number one. Other successful remix albums were from P. Diddy and Linkin Park.

Some facts from Wikipedia

Top Rock Albums Since 2000: Coldplay, Limp Bizkit and Creed

Some of the biggest rock albums since 2000 came from Coldplay, Limp Bizkit and Creed. The three may be in the same genre, but their sounds were very different.
Coldplay- Parachute
The album quickly became huge in tgeir native country in UK but took awhile to make impact in the US due to lack of strong single to support it. In UK, the album went more than 2 million with the success of “Yellow”, their first top ten in the country. It eventually sold millions in the US.

Limp Bizkit- Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water
After “Significant Other” sold like pancakes in the US, Limp Bizkit quickly released during the late 2000 their follow-up “Chocolate Starfish and Hotdog Flavored Water”. The album became the fastest rock album stateside after selling more than a million on its debut week, according to tabulator Nielsen Soundscan. It’s success spread throughout the world.

Coldplay- A Rush of Blood to the Head
The band released their spphomore album which released 3 hit singles which appeared in UK top ten. “Clocks” became a top 20 track in the US. The album eventually became the band’s biggest seller when it comes to numbers and one of the 10 biggest selling rock album during the era.

Creed- Weathered
With the diamond success of “Human Clay” in the US, this album followed which became a big seller in the US. The album picked up sales internationally too especially in Asia where their songs were widely received.

Coldplay- X&Y
Coldplay made huge impact due to critical acclaim and this album sold more than 700,000 in just a week in US. It eventually became the biggest album for 2005 alongside a big comeback from Mariah Carey. It also scored their first US top ten song.

Coldplay- Viva La Vida and Death and All His Friends
If only sales are not declining, this album could have been their biggest as it scored their biggest hit and first number 1 single ever. It also became the biggest selling album during the same year it was released.

Coldplay- Mylo Xyloto
The album may have sold lower than its preceding records, however, it amdw huge impact worldwide as it released more hit singles than ever.