The top two "American Idol" contestants capture the top two spots on Billboard's Hot 100, as Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night" (RCA) debuts at No. 1 and Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" (J Records) opens at No. 2. It's the first time in the 45-year history of the Hot 100 that the top two positions are new entries.
Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a warning. Do it a third time, and your computer gets destroyed. That's the suggestion made yesterday (June 17) by Senator Orrin Hatch at a hearing on copyright abuse, reflecting a growing frustration in Congress over failure of the technology and entertainment industries to protect copyrights in a digital age.
The U.S. Independence Day holiday weekend will bring an eclectic lineup to the 2003 edition of Kansas City, Mo.'s annual SpiritFest. The three-day event will feature appearances by the Wallflowers, Dennis DeYoung, Los Lobos, and Buddy Guy, among others.
Musical and acting skills have placed Jennifer Lopez ahead of fellow nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards. Lopez scored 12 nominations, including nods for movie actress, female music artist and female "hottie." Eminem follows with seven nominations, which include notices in the movie actor, rap artist and male music artist categories.