Avril Lavigne, Dashboard Confessional And More Artists Making A Comeback In 2018

Avril Lavigne, Dashboard Confessional

The early 2000s are back in a big way on the charts. From pop rock princesses, to rock gods, to the biggest electronic/hip hop hybrid group in the history of music, artists that were big in the early ’00s are back with new singles, new albums and new sounds in 2018.

Check out which of your favourite artists from the start of the century are ready for their comeback.

Black Eyed Peas

Biggest Hits: “Where Is The Love” (2003) and “I Gotta Feeling” (2009)
Back With: The original line up of the Black Eyed Peas (aka everyone but Fergie) is back with a glitchy new music video that’s part of the group’s huge Masters of the Sun project, which includes a new album, a graphic novel, and a virtual reality component.
Why We’re Excited: In 2018, we need some music that will make us dance and feel good.


Fefe Dobson

Biggest Hits: “Bye Bye Boyfriend” (2003) and “Stuttering” (2010)
Back With: Fefe Dobson released her first single in years with the dreamy, Lana Del Rey-esque “Save Me From L.A.” and has captured a new cinematic sound that we’ve yet to hear from Dobson.
Why We’re Excited: Dobson is not only a talented performer who produced some hugely unrated jams in the early 2000s, she’s also a gifted songwriter.


98 Degrees

Biggest Hits: “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” (2000)
Back With: The group has been touring with other millennium boy bands and are now heading out on their second holiday tour in two years. The 98 Degrees at Christmas Tour features four Canadian dates, including Winnipeg, Vancouver, Whitecap, Saskatchewan, and Enoch, Alberta.
Why We’re Excited: Um, did you see the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs? Still. Got. It.


Avril Lavigne

Biggest Hits: “Complicated” (2002) and “Girlfriend” (2007)
Back With: Lavinge has been teasing a comeback for months, but earlier this month she announced her new single “Head Under Water,” which is set to drop September 19. That means a new album is juuuuust around the corner.
Why We’re Excited: Hell yeah, she’s the mother!?#&ing pop princess.


Craig David

Biggest Hits: “Fill Me In” (2000)
Back With: English singer Craig David is back with his seventh album The Time Is Now, this time teaming up with Bastille on the single “I Know You.”
Why We’re Excited: David knows how to write a great hook, with continuous sampling of “Fill Me In” 18 years later as evidence.


Dashboard Confessional

Biggest Hits: “Screaming Infidelities” (2001)
Back With: After almost a decade without a new album, Dashboard Confessional released Crooked Shadows in February, re-igniting the dark and bleeding hearts of emo kids everywhere.
Why We’re Excited: Because it’s also good to feel 17 again (unless you’re currently 17, then it’s rough, but hang in there).


Kylie Minogue

Biggest Hits: “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” (2001) and “Spinning Around” (2000)
Back With: Pop star Kylie Minogue has been steadily releasing albums for decades without aging a day. She’s a musical vampire.
Why We’re Excited: Every new Minogue album is another chance to see the Australian singer in concert and possibly hear her sing “The Locomotion” live.

A Perfect Circle

Biggest Hits: “Judith” (2000)
Back With: Going 14 years between albums, A Perfect Circle regrouped with Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel releasing Eat The Elephant in April. Taking eight years to write the album, the band built on their hard rock sound, showing growth and new vision with their four lead singles.
Why We’re Excited: Usually when a band takes more than a few years to record an album, it’s either never going to see the light or day or be terrible. Thankfully in this case, neither of those things were true.


Lily Allen

Biggest Hits: “Smile” (2006) and “The Fear” (2009)
Back With: After debuting at number one in the U.K. with her third studio album Sheezus, Allen returned to the charts once again this year with another collection of brash, no-holds-barred pop tunes on No Shame.
Why We’re Excited: We need more boppy songs like “F**k You” if we’re going to make it through 2018 alive.



Biggest Hits: “Feel Good Inc.” (2005) and “Dare” (2005)
Back With: After taking five years off, Gorillaz returned with a bang in 2018, dropping their fifth studio album Humanz and earning 10 Brit Award nominations, taking home the award for Best British Band.
Why We’re Excited: Supergroup Gorillaz have made a career out of taking risks and for their latest album that means working with a laundry list of established and up and coming artists, including Danny Brown, Grace Jones and Pusha T.


The Distillers

Biggest Hits: “City of Angels” (2002)
Back With: In April, The Distillers played their first show in 13 years with a performance at The Casbah music venue in San Diego. Earlier this month , the band announced their first two new singles in over a decade with “Man vs. Magnet” and “Blood In Gutters.”
Why We’re Excited: Rock and roll, (wo)man.