Welcome to my Top 100 artists of all time! Most people will know who's up high, but I'll show you all the rest!
First off in my chart we have Scottish rockers Texas
.They first made a big impression on the charts in 1989 with their top 10 hit "I Don't Want A Lover", but it wasn't until eight years later that they had their second big hit, "Say What You Want" which got to number 3.
After that they had a string of six top ten hits, including "Halo", "Black Eyed Boy" and "In Our Lifetime". Since then they have had more top ten hits, including "Carnival Girl", taken from their "Careful What You Wish For" album.
My favourite: In Our Lifetime
99. Good Charlotte
Girls don't like boys, girls like cars and moneeeeeey! Next up it's punk rockers Good Charlotte. They first appeared in the UK in early 2003 with their single "Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous" which didn't really impress me, but it soon grew on me. Their second single, "Girls And Boys" which was released in May 2003 did even better than the previous single and it had a weird but amazing video!
They then went on to release two more singles - one of which went top 20!
My favourite: Girls And Boys
Jewel hasn't really seemed to be immensely famous in the UK
I thought her popularity would be boosted by the release of her last single "Intuition", but it failed to chart in the top 40. It's a shame that Jewel isn't recognised in the UK, because she's so talented and a lot better than some acts around at the moment!
My favourite: Intuition
97. Ricky Martin
Now we come to Latin superstar Ricky Martin. He's been around for a while, but he released his first UK single in September 1997, "(Un, Dos, Tres) Maria which reached #6 but had little success in 1998 with "The Cup Of Life". Ricky failed to impress me then though! He shot straight back into the spotlight in the Summer of 1999 with "Livin' La Vida Loca" which became one of the biggest songs of that year. I still wasn't impressed. It wasn't until 2000 when I started to like him, when he released "Private Emotion" with Meja and "She Bangs", which I thought were really good. Then he duetted with an artist that is still to come, Miss Christina "Dirrty chaps" Aguilera, to provide my favourite Ricky Martin song!
My favourite: Nobody Wants To Be Lonely (with Christina Aguilera)
To finish today, we come to the R 'n' B girl of the moment - Jamelia. She had little chart success with "I Do" which reached #34, but she was blasted into the public eye, with a little help from Beenie Man, with her top 5 hit "Money" in 2000. Her biggest UK hit is recent single "Superstar" which has been up and down the charts, debuting at #8, but finally reaching #3. And to top it all off she's been nominated for a 2004 Brit Award!
My favourite: Money