2002 - Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted following a show at Boston's Paradise Club. In posts on his website, Moby claims to have been attacked by three assailants with mace and beaten. In his website posts, Moby forgives the unknown attackers and asks them reply anonymously and tell him why they attacked him.
Singer Bobby Brown was charged with battery yesterday (Dec. 10) in Atlanta, three days after he allegedly struck his wife, singer and actress Whitney Houston. Fulton County police spokesman Kurtis Young said Brown, 34, turned himself in. Brown and Houston left Fulton County Magistrate Court together after they and their attorneys met with police.
OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "The Way You Move" featuring Sleepy Brown, jumps 3-2, and also claims the top slot over on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks chart with a 2-1 gain.
Los Angeles dance revelers will once again have two massive events to pick from this New Year's Eve. Paul Oakenfold, the Crystal Method, Sandra Collins and Danny Howells will lead an event at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A., and just a few miles away at the L.A. Sports Arena, Judge Jules, Fergie, Goldie and Lemon D will spin into 2004.
"Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is its own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards last night (Dec. 11) in Las Vegas.
Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 10) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and aired live on Fox. Each snared four trophies, while Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, Shania Twain and 50 Cent each took home three awards. The event aired live on Fox.
"The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The only newcomer in the top-10 this week, the J Records album sold 618,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to take the top spot. That's the third highest opening week of the calendar year and more than double the best sales week of Keys' first effort, "Songs in A Minor."