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    Posted on Nov 19, 2014

    13 Riveting Teen People Covers That Immortalized 2002

    It was the peak of Josh Hartnett's career!

    1. December 2001/January 2002: Ja Rule, Craig David, Nelly Furtado, and Alicia Keys posed for the "What's Next!" cover (aka the artists that you put on your mix CD in 2001).


    Also, whatever happened to Ja Rule?!

    2. February 2002: By the looks of this headline, Josh Hartnett was apparently a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma!


    Also, Sum 41 and Incubus were rocking our worlds.

    3. March 2002: Britney was just 20 years old and talking about her epic cinematic masterpiece, Crossroads.


    Also, we all wanted to hang with Chris Klein!

    4. April 2002: Pink got the "party started" by talking about being bad and Britney Spears (hopefully she mentioned Crossroads).

    And P.O.D. were our "new rock heroes," 'cause that's how we lived in 2002.

    5. May 2002: Friends was forever, or until it went off the air two years later.


    Plus, teens were excited to see the new Star Wars movie -- even after seeing The Phantom Menace!

    6. June 2002: Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman had more chemistry on this cover than they did in Attack of the Clones.


    Plus, believe it or not, Josh Hartnett, Eve, Usher, and Ludacris were all stars under 25!!!

    7. July 2002: Ashanti got us in a summer mood with her single "Happy," while Jay Z (along with Beyoncé) had us singing along to "'03 Bonnie & Clyde."


    And I guess the guy from P.O.D. made them hot dogs?

    8. August 2002: Mandy Moore was the best-dressed celebrity of the year (I wonder if she rocked peasant tops with low-rise flared jeans?).


    Plus we got a Josh Hartnett poster (damn we were hard up for Josh!).

    9. Fall Fashion Issue: Gwen Stefani couldn't decide whether she was hot or cold.


    Plus, Nelly, B2K, and Eminem were the "hot guys" who rocked our worlds (also, surprised there wasn't another Josh Hartnett poster).

    10. September 2002: Josh Hartnett and his nipples landed on the cover, again (and thank God, 'cause I was beginning to worry that Teen People was ignoring him a bit too much).


    And we learned more style secrets from Mandy Moore. I wonder if one of them was how to get the stink of Abercrombie Cologne off Abercrombie & Fitch clothes?!

    11. October 2002: Eminem promoted his movie, 8 Mile, by looking pained at having to appear on the cover.


    Plus, we took relationship advice from happy couples: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, and Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.

    12. November 2002: Jack and Kelly Osbourne were just wrapping up their first season of The Osbournes.


    Plus, Nelly was hot both literally and figuratively.

    13. December 2002/ January 2003: Justin Timberlake went solo and wondered if he would ever find true love.


    Plus, we still cared what was next for Avril Lavigne.

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