Originally Posted by 15fan
Maybe now it's more of a Jay-Z / P Diddy / Kanye West type, if you're open to the possibility that hip-hop is to the aughts as rock was to the 60s-80s.
I think a pretty strong argument could be made for both Jay-Z and Kanye West, probably more so Jay-Z. But then are we including all music or just rock?
Things have changed so much. The best selling album of 2007 was basically (neo?)classical. I don't think any one group or artist has the kind of lock on the public's attention that an 80's U2 or a Nirvana had.
And M2 if you want a modern day Def Leppard you need to look at Nickelback. Chris Martin personally offends and irritates me, but I'd still put Coldplay a notch above that.