2003 – Destiny’s Child singer Beyonce started a five week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Dangerously In Love’, also a US No.1.
2003 – Robbie Williams played his first UK in two years when he appeared in front of 62,000 fans at Murryayfield, Edinburgh.
2003 – R.E.M. David Gray, Suede, The Music, Mogwai, De La Soul, Echo and The Bunnymen, Inspiral Carpets and The Darkness all appeared at this years UK Glastonbury Festival.
2003 – 50 Cent and B2K cash in as the big winners at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. 50 Cent won the best male hip-hop artist and best new artist […]
2003 – Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert in Gulfport, Miss., at the Grand Casino Events Center. Proceeds from the show go to Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre’s Forward Foundation for disabled and disadvantaged children in Mississippi and Wisconsin.
2003 – Mariah Carey embarks on her first tour in more than three years in Osaka, Japan.
2003 – Diana Ross appeared in court and testified that she was coerced and felt intimidated into taking a breath test that showed her blood alcohol level was 0.2 (well over the 0.08 limit). The singer said, “If I didn’t take the breath tests, I was either going to go to the hospital or to […]
2003 – U2 and The Corrs perform at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, held in Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.
2003 – Kicking off their first world tour in four years in Holland, R.E.M. debut new songs “Bad Day” and “In Time.”
2003 – Prince unveils a new studio album, “N.E.W.S.,” to members of his NPG Music Club Web Site.
2003 – It is announced by his family that Ricardo Cane, singer of Afro-Cuban rumba band Los Munequitos de Matanzas, died earlier in the month of a heart condition in his hometown of Matanzas, Cuba. He is 54. Cane came from a musical family: His grandfather Valentin Cane was director of the legendary Sonora Matancero, […]