It was 2002.
Eminem released The Eminem Show and sold 1.3 million copies in a single week.
U2 played the first Super Bowl after 9/11 and Bono wore a jacket lined with the stars and stripes.
Kelly Clarkson beat out handsome muppet Justin Guarini to win the first season of American Idol.
Christina Aguilera introduced the world to Xtina.
Michael Jackson scared the crap out of everyone when he dangled his infant son Prince Michael II over a hotel balcony in Germany.
Gwen Stefani and Eve won a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Gwyneth "Goop" Paltrow showed up to the Oscars wearing this:
Rosie O'Donnell ended her long-running talk show and got a cute new haircut.
Oh, and she came out. That too.
America spent the entire summer stripping to Nelly's "Hot In Herre."
Tweens everywhere were forced to take sides when Aaron Carter broke up with Hilary Duff to start dating Lindsay Lohan.