Who Has What It Takes To Name All These Forgotten Pop Stars?

Pop stars come and go every single year as the industry is constantly seeing the introduction of new faces on the scene. That signifies that only a handful of artists make a long-lasting impression as many tend to fade away once their initial buzz wears off. It is simply the nature of the field as the guards are constantly changing with every passing year.

The 90s to mid-2000s saw the emergence of plenty of names from various genres who made it on the radio airwaves. And while a number of their songs may be remembered to this day, some artists have been completely forgotten by now as they failed to stick around for an extended period. Only true music fanatics would remember the pop artists listed here and can match them to their respective photos!

Question 1

Name This Pop Star

She hit the airwaves in the late 1990s as a teen pop sensation. Her first three albums were a huge success, selling millions of copies worldwide. Her then-marriage to an ex-boy band member was also highly publicized. Unfortunately, as the bubblegum pop era faded away, so did her music.

Question 2

Name This Pop Star

After his boy band called it quits, he decided to go solo with his Latin styled vocals. During the 1990s, he achieved massive worldwide attention and paved the way for other Latin artists to breakthrough in the English speaking music market. With millions of sales and a handful of awards, his name was highly praised. In recent years, this artist appears to be more involved in acting.

Question 3

Name This Pop Star

At age 16, she scored her first record deal and became an international hit. Her anti-conforming attitude and punk rock style made her an influential trendsetter and musical phenomena. She sustained her success until the late 2000s, in which she received multiple awards and launched a clothing line. Since then, she has been less involved in the limelight with only a few notable music releases.

Question 4

Name This Pop Star

This former Disney Channel star had a large music following at one point in time. Her debut album Metamorphosis was a multi-million selling piece and allowed her to distribute three more albums after that. Her music has not kept up with recent times, but she continues to hold her title as an actress in Hollywood.

Question 5

Name This Pop Star

After being crowned the first winner of Idol, she left no time before starting her life as a pop star. Throughout most of the 2000s, she sold millions of albums, performed at numerous tours, and recorded some of the best singles of the 21st century. Still making music, her new material has experienced a bit of decline in recent years.

Question 6

Name This Pop Star

This pop star broke digital records with her 2014 smash “All About That Bass”. This single topped the charts in over ten countries and earned herself a Grammy and two Billboard awards. Her follow-up singles did commercially well but not as good as her notable hit. Given the difficulty of exceeding her best work, she has not been as relevant in music today.

Question 7

Name This Pop Star

Known for co-writing some of the biggest hits of yesterday and today, this R&B singer became a solo star and achieved international success. The occasional dancer sold millions of copies and won several awards. He received even more attention for his collaborations with Pitbull and Rihanna. These days, he is judging in dance competitions and acting in minor roles.

Question 8

Name This Pop Star

In 2000, her breakthrough hit “I’m Like A Bird” earned her numerous awards and certifications, including multi-platinum sales. It wasn’t until her 2006 album Loose where her popularity really took over. More than a decade later, it seems that she has disappeared from mainstream pop music.

Question 9

Name This Pop Star

Before switching to acting, this woman started her journey as a competitor to Britney Spears and other leading pop females at the time. With moderate charting singles “I Wanna Be With You” and “Cry”, she made a name for herself in the industry. Her transition into an acoustic –sounding artist resulted in a major decline for her radio airplay.

Question 10

Name This Pop Star

This R&B singer reached heights in the late 1990s as a featured artist. Eventually her soft and sultry vocals earned her a debut platinum solo album and other famous singles. She released more studio albums throughout the 2000s, but they failed to meet the same success as her earlier work.

Question 11

Name This Pop Star

Known as both a pop and reggae star, he grew widely popular in 2000 after the release of his album that same year. The album topped the charts in over four countries and sold 9 million copies worldwide. During his peak, he toured internationally and released further music. By the mid-2000s, this artist fizzled away from the pop scene.

Question 12

Name This Pop Star

Formerly in a hip-hop trio, the singer-songwriter began her work as a solo artist in 1998. Within the same year, she released her record-breaking debut album and earned multiple Grammy awards, including Best New Artist. Slipping away from the spotlight, her debut solo album is the artist’s only solo studio release, to this day.

Question 13

Name This Boy Band

Peaking at the time of boy-band phenomena, this pop group was the craze of teenage girls worldwide. Their singles topped the charts and their album No Strings Attached earned the title as one of the fastest selling albums of all time. Although this band was all everyone talked about in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, they seem to have been forgotten about in today’s day and age.

Question 14

Name This Pop Star

After the release of her debut album No Angel, she became a notarized pop star. She received even more popularity after she assisted Eminem with a sample of her best known single. The singer continued to make music into the mid-2000s, however, she later took a hiatus and eventually returned. But she has not been able to reach the same level of her former top-charting success.

Question 15

Name This Pop Star

He topped the charts in the mid-to-late 2000s with his catchy singles and auto-tuned style. His work as both a solo and featured artist made him a household name in his glory days. His collaborations with Kanye West and Flo Rida increased his fame, winning Grammys and BET awards. Today, the artist is more involved in record producing for other musicians.

Question 16

Name This Pop Star

Rising to fame thanks to her debut album, Willa Ford was a sensation for nearly three years until the album buzz went away. She had two major singles that did well on the charts, but Ford's first album would also end up being her final to date. Since then, she has traded the music scenery for reality television.

Question 17

Name This Pop Star

From his platinum colored hair to his platinum-selling status, this R&B singer rose to new heights after parting ways from his male vocal group. In 2000, his solo album was a huge hit spawning the classic track “The Thong Song”. Although his musical journey declined, he participated in acting roles and appeared in several reality television shows.

Question 18

Name This Pop Star

Dominating hip-hop during most of the 2000s, he was known for his singles “Dilemma” and “Ride Wit Me”. The multi-platinum selling star was widely popular as a solo artist, featured artist and actor. As hip-hop made a shift towards the new decade, this man was not able to keep up and alternatively ventured into business investments and reality television.

Question 19

Name This Pop Star

Alongside his longtime collaborator Ryan Lewis, he became a trend after the release of their singles “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us”. He went on to perform at sold-out tours, achieved record-breaking digital sales, and received multiple awards including four Grammys. After only a few years together, the group announced a hiatus in 2017 and has not released any music since.

Question 20

Name This Pop Star

Her hits “Everywhere”, “Are You Happy Now” and “The Game of Love” made her a pop sensation in the early 2000s. This singer was known for her voice and mastery with the guitar. As the decade went on, the artist achieved minor commercial success and slowly disappeared from the industry.

Question 21

Name This Pop Star

In response to her famous sister’s success, this singer reached new highlights with her punk-rock music. In 2004, her album Autobiography received triple platinum status. She also experienced a highly publicized lip-syncing incident on a live TV show. That exposure alone led to a decline in her records sales, later making her a forgotten about pop star.

Question 22

Name This Pop Star

This ex boy-band member broke through with his smash hit “Beautiful Soul”. Since then, he has collaborated with other artists including rappers Ludacris and Fabolous. His transition from teen heartthrob to mature vocal artist saw a drop from his popularity. He has not released an album within the last five years.

Question 23

Name This Pop Star

This artist gave us hit after hit with his raspy sound. His peak in 2001 brought him to his first number-one single on the Billboard 100. With other known tracks throughout the 2000s, it was expected that this artist would stick around for a long time. However, he has not seen much success since his 2008 projects.

Question 24

Name This Pop Star

Her soft and sweet voice immediately made this rising star a pop princess. Her self-titled debut album was a massive international achievement and she was favored among women of all ages. By the late 2000s, particularly with the rise of younger R&B female solo artists, she turned away from music and participated in a few acting roles.

Question 25

Name This Pop Star

He was possibly every girl’s crush in the early 2000s. Following the footsteps of his famous older brother, he developed a name for himself in pop music and achieved moderate buzz on the charts. His cute smile and blonde locks did not last for too long. Unfortunately, his legal issues started to receive more attention than his music and his pop star lifestyle pretty much ended.

Question 26

Name This Pop Star

This R&B singer gained prominence with her amazing voice. She is known for her hits “Top of the World” and “Have You Ever”. Her feud with a fellow R&B singer partially contributed to her fame and success. She continued to make music into the 2000s, but it could not match up to her classics from the 1990s.

Question 27

Name This Pop Star

She earned three consecutive number-one singles from her hit album The Boy is Mine. Along with her famous feud, the R&B singer was one of the leading female artists during the late 1990s and even maintained her hype in the 2000s. With her declining singles, her popularity declined as well.

Question 28

Name This Pop Star

Known for his love ballads, this singer was praised for his bilingual vocals in both English and Spanish. His feature on Baby Bash’s “Suga Suga” made him an instant star. His solo work broke through in the mid-2000s, notably with his highest charting hit “Obsession”. Not much has been seen or heard about him in recent years.

Question 29

Name This Pop Star

Her early collaboration with rapper Ja Rule made her a rising pop star. Her famous singles “AM to PM”, “Dip it Low” and “Say I” were all smash hits. With only three albums and some not-so-great sales, her pop star status changed and she focused more on her acting instead.

Question 30

Name This Pop Star

Discovered by rapper Snoop Dogg, he entered the music industry at only 13 years old. His albums and addicting singles were highly favored among the ladies and young kids. He earned a few top-ten hits, including “Let Me Hold You” and “Shorty Like Mine”. By the 2010s, his popularity decreased and he participated in reality television and acting.

Question 31

Name This Pop Star

The “Bossy” singer brought all the boys to the yard with her creative music videos and catchy songs. She reached her peak after working with producers, The Neptunes, for her 2003 hit “Milkshake”. Her solo work continued to be prominent, however it appears that her credits are better recognized as a featured artist.

Question 32

Name This Pop Star

Known for his good-time songs, he got us jamming along to some of his hits including “Down”, “Do You Remember” and “2012”. His contributions to the tracks of other artists circulated some buzz around this singer. Still releasing music on digital platforms, his hype has since calmed down from earlier in the decade.

Question 33

Name This Pop Star

One of the first mainstream female rappers to really hit it big, she took over the airwaves and television screens with her rough attitude and short-shaved head. Her collaborations with major artists, including Gwen Stefani made her an international superstar. Her music continued into the late 2000s, but with the rise of new competition, she fell back from the scene.

Question 34

Name This Pop Star

This singer was not only loved for his looks, but also for his voice. He reached his peak around the late 90s and early 2000s. After the success of his first four albums, the artist struggled to maintain his hype and he eventually faded into music. His 1996 smash “Pony” is still played at parties today.

Question 35

Name This Pop Star

His talent was widely recognized by Pop and R&B lovers. From love ballads to dancing songs, his work was applauded and sold over 15 million records worldwide. His best-known single “7 Days” is a laidback, catchy tune that could still be played in coffee shops today. Unfortunately, his recent music has only turned heads in Europe, making him a long-lost pop star.

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