1. The Backstreet Boys entered the millennium as the biggest thing in music. Via rollingstone.com Which apparently means you have to take off your pants to celebrate. 2. Mariah Carey took a selfie like a true DIVA (aka with a lighting team, and full hair and make up), while promoting her album Rainbow. Via rollingstone.com Also, OMG, we went behind-the-scenes of TRL. 3. We got to "hang" with Leonardo DiCaprio as he promoted his new film The Beach. Via rollingstone.com But what I really want to know is if he talked about his break-through role as Luke on Growing Pains?! 4. Carlos Santana was still riding high on the success of his album, Supernatural (aka that album your mom would always listen to in the car). Via rollingstone.com 5. NSYNC were stuck in an exploding glitter factory for some reason. Via rollingstone.com Also, we got introduced to "music on the web." But seriously, the only music sites we cared about was LimeWire and Napster. 6. DMX had us all dancing to "Party Up (Up in Here)." Via rollingstone.com 7. The Red Hot Chili Peppers rose like a phoenix from the ashes with their album Californication. Via rollingstone.com Also, we ignored that skunk that Anthony Kiedis sported on his head. 8. Sarah Michelle Gellar was still slaying us. Via rollingstone.com 9. Britney Spears promoted Oops!... I Did It Again by posing in a sexy and patriotic photo shoot. Via rollingstone.com That is hard combination to achieve! 10. Tom Green stopped singing the "Lonely Swedish (The Bum Bum Song)" and decided to get serious. Via rollingstone.com 11. Kid Rock talked trash while wearing a tank made of trash. Via rollingstone.com But mainly he talked about his new album The History of Rock. 12. Christina Aguilera rocked the coolest accessory you could have in 2000, an MP3 CD Walkman. Via rollingstone.com Also, we learned what she wanted, which was probably to not be compared to Britney Spears. 13. Keanu Reeves was apparently a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma while talking about the upcoming Matrix sequels. Via rollingstone.com And somehow we accepted Papa Roach as metal heroes?! 14. Blink-182 continued to be as naked as possible. Via rollingstone.com 15. Gisele Bündchen was declared "the most beautiful girl in the world," but let's be honest, she still is. Via rollingstone.com Plus Carson Daly -- for some reason -- talked "girl power." Which I assuming was a conversation about the Spice Girls. 16. Madonna entered her cowgirl phase to promote her new album Music. Via rollingstone.com 17. Kate Hudson became the new ingénue after her break-through performance in Almost Famous. Via rollingstone.com 18. Apparently we still listened to The Wallflowers. Via rollingstone.com 19. Al Gore reminded us that he and his bulge were running for president. Via rollingstone.com Plus we were all still listening to Dido's album No Angel. 20. "Independent woman" Drew Barrymore promoted Charlie's Angels. Via rollingstone.com 21. Backstreet Boys ended the year still "larger than life." Via rollingstone.com Well until NYSNC came for their boy band crown.