- Words Notion Staff
From ‘Dangerously In Love’ to ‘Elephunk’, we round-up some of the huge albums celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Feel old yet?
‘Dangerously In Love’ by Beyoncé
‘Dangerously In Love’ is one of few debut albums that has effortlessly been able to deliver several hit singles in one short sweep.
‘Tasty’ by Kelis
An album that landed Kelis her hit singles “Milkshake”, “Trick Me” and “Millionaire”, ‘Tasty’ is a vibrant album that furthered the artist's authentic vision.
‘Boy In Da Corner’ by Dizzie Rascal
The emergence of UK grime has Dizzie Rascal to thank as one of its founding members. ‘Boy In Da Corner’ brought together heavy basslines with sharp wit and set the prefix of what was later to come within the grime scene.
‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ by Outkast
There’s no outfit out there like Outkast. When they dropped ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ in 2003 it was clear that they were about to shake up the hip-hop scene as we knew it.
‘In The Zone’ by Britney
Praised as one of pop music’s most treasured artists, (not that she needs the introduction), Britney Spears’ 2003 album ‘In The Zone’ is a compilation of gripping pop releases.
‘Body Language’ by Kylie Minogue
Miss Minogue never misses. Carrying the early 2000s with bop after bop, her ninth studio album ‘Body Language’ was a mix of hot disco-pop tunes.
‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’ by 50 Cent
The official soundtrack to his autobiographical movie, this album has a great mix of hard-hitting hip-hop cuts and R&B heartthrobs.
‘Elephunk’ by Black Eyed Peas
With ‘Elephunk', The Black Eyed Peas established their distinctive sound and lyrical delivery. Each track is addictive in its own right, and the music video for “Shut Up” is one hard to forget.
‘Try This’ by Pink
Pink in the early 2000s was a force to be reckoned with. Delivering a pinch of punk-infused rock and roll with R&B tendencies, this album was completely anarchic.
‘Frank’ by Amy Winehouse
2003 was a great year for debut albums. ‘Frank’ by Amy Winehouse will forever go down as a brilliant album featuring a selection of her rawest cuts.