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What The World Was Like The Last Time D'Angelo Dropped An Album

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D'Angelo recently released a new album, Black Messiah. It's his first album in nearly 15 years.

What happened in the year 2000, when D'Angelo released his sophomore album, Voodoo?
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What happened in the year 2000, when D'Angelo released his sophomore album, Voodoo?

J.Lo and Puff Daddy were a power couple.

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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had their dream wedding.

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And Angelina Jolie married Billy Bob Thornton.

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The Nokia 3310 was one of the most popular cell phones.


Everyone was singing "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child.

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Britney and Xtina presented together at the MTV VMAs.

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And Marshall Mathers performed alongside dozens of Eminems.

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Metallica sued Napster for copyright infringement.

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The cast of the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was announced.

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And Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling's fourth Harry Potter novel, was published.

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These were the three top grossing movies of the year:


Kobe and Shaq won their first NBA title together.

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The Y2K bug didn't destroy the planet.

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OutKast took us on a trip to Stankonia.

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The Backstreet Boys were nominated for the Song of the Year Grammy for "I Want It That Way."

Oops! The Backstreet Boys were nominees for Song of the Year at the 2000 Grammys. A previous version of this post misstated that they'd won. Guess it was just wishful thinking!

America Online merged with Time Warner to become AOL Time Warner.

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Gilmore Girls made its TV debut.

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And Freaks & Geeks was canceled.

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The debut of Survivor took reality TV to new heights.

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Sony's PlayStation 2 hit stores.


The United States and Cuba had a tug-of-war over child refugee Elian Gonzalez.

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Hilary Swank won Best Actress at the Oscars for her role in Boys Don't Cry.

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Oh, and also this:

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