2000s: Music

Popular music of the United Kingdom in the noughties continued to expand and develop new sub-genres and fusions. While talent show contestants such as Will Young and Leona Lewis were one of the major forces in pop music. British soul maintained and even extended its high profile with figures like Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse, while a new group of singer/songwriters, including KT Tunstall and James Blunt, achieved international success. New forms of dance music emerged, including grime and Dubstep. There was also a revival of garage rock and post punk, which when mixed with electronic music produced new rave.

In the era of post Brit Pop, bands such as Travis, Radiohead and Elbow succeeded in the British Music Industry. The most commercially successful band in this new revitalised Brit Pop genre was Coldplay, their debut album Parachutes achieved a multi platinum status.

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