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The "2000s was a "decade of the "Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000, and ended on December 31, 2009.

The growth of the "Internet contributed to "globalization during the decade, which allowed faster communication among people around the world.

The economic growth of the 2000s had considerable "social, "environmental and "mass extinction consequences, raised demand for diminishing "energy resources, and was still vulnerable, as demonstrated by the "financial crisis of 2007–08.

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"Umbrella" is a song recorded by "Barbadian singer "Rihanna, featuring a "rap verse by "Jay-Z. The song was written by "The-Dream, "Christopher Stewart, "Kuk Harrell and "Jay-Z, and was produced by Stewart for Rihanna's third "studio album, "Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song was originally written with recording artist "Britney Spears in mind, however her label rejected it. "Umbrella" is a "pop and "R&B song and lyrically it refers to a romantic and platonic relationship and the strength of that relationship. It is also listed on "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at 412.

"Umbrella" was acclaimed by music critics, many of whom appreciated the "ella, ella" "hook as well as the convincing vocals with which she delivered the chorus. "Entertainment Weekly ranked the song number one on the 10 Best Singles of 2007, while "Rolling Stone and "Time listed the song at number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007. The song has earned Rihanna several awards and nominations. In 2007, the song won two awards at the "MTV Video Music Awards, when it was nominated for four. At the "50th Grammy Awards, "Umbrella" also earned Rihanna and Jay-Z a "Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in addition to receiving nominations for "Record of the Year and "Song of the Year.

The song serves as the "lead single to the album, and was released worldwide on March 29, 2007 through "Def Jam Recordings. "Umbrella" was a commercial success, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the United Kingdom, where the song's chart performance generated controversy when the country was experiencing "excessive flooding and large amounts of rain at the time, it is deemed an iconic song and was one of the most played songs on "radio in the 2000s (decade). It managed to stay at number one on the "UK Singles Chart for ten consecutive weeks, the longest run at number one for any single of that decade. The single was one of the highest digital debuts in the United States and remained at the top of the US "Billboard "Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

The single's accompanying music video was directed by "Chris Applebaum and features Rihanna's nude body covered in silver paint. The video earned Rihanna a "Video of the Year at the "2007 MTV Video Music Awards and Most Watched Video on MuchMusic.com at "MuchMusic Video Awards. Along with countless amateurs, "Umbrella" has been covered by several notable performers from a variety of musical genres, including "Taylor Swift, "OneRepublic, "Mike Shinoda of "Linkin Park, "Vanilla Sky and "The Baseballs. Rihanna performed the song at the "2007 MTV Movie Awards, "2008 BRIT Awards and was the closing song of the "Good Girl Gone Bad, "Last Girl on Earth, and "Loud Tours.

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The "iPhone 3GS is the 3rd version of "Apple's "iPhone. It was introduced on 8 June 2009.

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Peter Kay's Autobiography. This biography made the highest revenue in 2005 out of all the public works in this year.

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