24 Artists From The Early 2000s That You Totally Forgot About

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If you're a sucker for nostalgia, then there are probably few things you love more than getting nostalgic for your tween years, right? Sure, they were stricken with braces and puberty and crushes, but what about the music that got you through it? I'm sure the Now That's What I Call Music collections and your fond memories of your favorite and least favorite boy bands endure, but what about those artists from the 2000s that you forgot?

Of course, there are the artists that we all know and love — Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Britney Spears, and more. But then there are the one or two hit wonders who slipped through the cracks of time and seemingly drifted into the abyss of time. These artists still live on, though — in throwback Spotify playlists you listen to and say, "Hey, I remember this song! Whatever happened to them?" It happens more often than you might think, but it's never too late to refresh your memory with the music of times gone by.

Let's walk through the abyss of time or "memory lane," if you will, and a take look back at 17 artists from the 2000s that you probably erased from memory — until now.

This slideshow was originally published on Sept. 3, 2014. It was updated on June 6, 2019. Additional reporting by Mallory Carra.

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