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

"Globalization, which had intensified in the post-"Cold War 1990s, continued to influence the world in the 2000s. The growth of the Internet was one of the prime contributors to globalization during the decade, making it possible for people to interact with other people, express ideas, introduce others to different cultures and backgrounds, use goods and services, sell and buy online, research and learn about anything, along with experiencing the whole world without having to travel.

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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 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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"J. K. Rowling is the well known author of the "Harry Potter book series. Although the book series began in 1997, they ended in 2007 (although the movies were finished a few years later, in 2011).

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October 1st

2005 Suicide Bombers Strike Bali 2009 Earthquake Sumatra

October 2nd

2005 Ethan Allen Capsizes on Lake George

October 3rd:

Sniper Attacks "Beltway Sniper" Washington D.C.

October 4th:

John Walker Lindh is sentenced to 20 years

October 8th:

2004 Martha Stewart Found Guilty and Sentenced

October 9th:

2006 Google announces the purchase of YouTube

October 12th:

2000 The USS Cole attacked by two suicide terrorists

October 13th:

2005 Apple introduce new iPod

October 14th:

2006 United States population reaches 300 million

October 15th:

2003 Staten Island Ferry Accident

October 17th:

2003 Taipei 101 become the World's tallest highrise building

October 22nd:

2002 Washington Sniper claims his last victim and Arrested

October 23rd:

2002 Fifty Chechen rebels storm a Moscow Theatre taking 7,000 hostages

October 24th:

2003 Concorde makes its final commercial passenger flight [1]


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