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2002 in music

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See also: 2001 in music, 2002 in music (UK), other events of 2002, 2003 in music, 2000s in music and the list of 'years in music'

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2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. Two music genres were focused on in this year both gained major popularity. The continued trend of pop music leaning to R&B and hiphop, and Rock gradualy changing it's face from the underground. Rock which had for the past years been dominated by corporate nu-metal bands such as Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, and pop-punk acts such as Blink-182, and Green Day, began sharing the cene with other genres such as emo which saw increase in interest in record sales which would pick up in the coming years, with bands such as Taking Back Sunday releasing the album Tell all Your friends , and Brand New. Indie also saw a slight rise in sales, with increasing awareness in indie bands from the Omaha Nebraska indie scene. Nirvana also made a dramatic comeback with the song You Know Your Right quickly becoming a chart topper, briefly.

Rap continued to have mainstream success in the pop world, with Eminem's The Eminem Show becoming one of the fastest selling rap albums, alongside with Nelly for the year of 2002.

Albums released

Top hits on record

See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 2002 (USA)

Top 10 selling albums of the year

  1. The Eminem Show - Eminem
  2. Nellyville - Nelly
  3. Let Go - Avril Lavigne
  4. Home - Dixie Chicks
  5. 8 Mile - Soundtrack
  6. Missundaztood - Pink
  7. Ashanti - Ashanti
  8. Drive - Alan Jackson
  9. Up! - Shania Twain
  10. O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

Awards

Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Mercury Music Prize

Charts

KROQ

Triple J Hottest 100

sv:Musikåret 2002

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