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Year 2003 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 7 "In Da Club" single is released by 50 Cent (MTV Video Music Award Best Rap Video and Best New Artist 2003, Billboard Song of the Year 2003)
  • Jan 13 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.
  • Jan 13 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win
  • Feb 2 Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with "All I Have"
  • Feb 2 Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "All The Things She Said"
  • Feb 3 Actress Lana Clarkson is shot and killed by Phil Spector at Spector's house in Alhambra, California
  • Feb 6 50 Cent releases his album “Get Rich or Die Trying’” (2003 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • Feb 20 Pyrotechnics display sets 'The Station' nightclub ablaze during a concert by rock band Great White; kills 100 and injuries over 300 others (West Warwick, Rhode Island)
  • Feb 23 45th Grammy Awards: "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones wins
  • Mar 1 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win
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Music Awards in 2003

Musicians Born in 2003

  • Jan 24 Johnny Orlando, Canadian pop singer-songwriter ("Waste My Time"), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Feb 20 Olivia Rodrigo, American actress and singer-songwriter ("Driver's License"), born in Temecula, California
  • Mar 26 Bhad Bhabie [Danielle Bregoli], American rapper (These Heaux), born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • May 19 JoJo Siwa, American dancer, singer and YouTube personality, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 1 Tate McRae, Canadian singer-songwriter and dancer (You Broke Me First), born in Calgary, Alberta

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Musicians Married in 2003

  • Jan 11 "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Jan 11 "The Sixth Sense" actress-singer Toni Collette (30) weds musician Dave Galafassi in a Buddhist ceremony near Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 25 Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados

Musicians Divorces in 2003

  • Sep 27 Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet

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