The Number One Hits Of 2002
|December 22, 2001 – February 22, 2002
How You Remind Me
Nickelback was formed in 1995 in Alberta, Canada, by brothers Chad and Mike Kroeger.
The song was the most-played song on U.S. radio during the 2000s, with over 1.2 million spins.
|February 23, 2002 – March 8, 2002
Ja Rule featuring Ashanti
Always on Time
Ashanti is an American singer-songwriter known for her soulful voice and catchy hooks.
Always on Time is an R&B and hip-hop collaboration with a smooth, infectious melody.
|March 9, 2002 – April 19, 2002
Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule
Ain’t It Funny
The remix version of Ain’t It Funny features Ja Rule, who has released multiple platinum albums.
The song blends R&B, hip-hop, and Latin influences, showcasing a more urban sound.
|April 20, 2002 – June 28, 2002
Ashanti’s debut album, also titled Ashanti, reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Foolish samples the melody of DeBarge’s 1983 hit Stay with Me.
|June 29, 2002 – August 16, 2002
Hot in Herre
Nelly is a Grammy-winning rapper, singer, and songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri.
Hot in Herre incorporates funk and hip-hop elements and is known for its catchy, repetitive chorus.
|August 17, 2002 – October 4, 2002
Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland rose to fame as a member of Destiny’s Child and has since enjoyed a successful solo career.
Dilemma is an R&B song that explores the complexities of a love affair with a catchy, melodic chorus.
|October 5, 2002 – November 8, 2002
A Moment Like This
Kelly Clarkson is the first winner of the American Idol television competition.
A Moment Like This is a powerful pop ballad that showcases Clarkson’s impressive vocal range.
|November 9, 2002 – January 31, 2003
Born Marshall Mathers, Eminem is a critically acclaimed rapper, songwriter, and record producer.
Lose Yourself is an intense, motivational hip-hop track featured in the film 8 Mile, starring Eminem.
The Biggest Pop Artists of 2002 include:
(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)