Dizzee Rascal was awarded the U.K.'s 2003 Mercury Music Prize at a ceremony tonight (Sept. 9) in London. The 18-year-old MC/producer's debut, "Boy In Da Corner," was released in July by XL Recordings in the U.K.
2002 - Carolyn Dawn Johnson is again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson takes home trophies for top single and top video for her hit "I Don't Want You to Go."
Releasing concert CDs soon after shows are completed is a winning proposition for music fans, according to a Billboard.com poll. More than 80% of 2,376 voters voiced support for the trend that has been heralded by such bands as Pearl Jam, Phish and the Dead.