2006 – Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, wins for best male and best pop. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for their international smash “Crazy.”
2006 – Surprising no one, Shakira is the big winner at the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking home four statues during the ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The Colombian pop star wins song and record of the year awards for “La Tortura,” a duet with Spaniard Alejandro Sanz. She also receives trophies for female pop vocal album and album of the year for her Spanish-language “Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1.”
2005 – Depeche Mode cancels its planned North American tour opener at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.’s BankAtlantic Center due to power outages and curfew limitations in the area stemming from Hurricane Wilma.
2001 – With three awards each, Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood” and Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards.
2000 – Whitney Houston’s lawyers appear on her behalf in a Kona, Hawaii, courtroom to defend her in a marijuana possession case that stems from a January, 2000, incident at Keahole-Kona International Airport in Hawaii. It is decided that the case will be dismissed in three months if Houston stays out of trouble until then.
1998 – President Clinton gives his first in-depth interview since the White House sex scandal to Black Entertainment Television talk show host and political commentator Tavis Smiley on the network’s “BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley.”
1998 – Atlantic Records launches an online music video service, Instavid. The channel, located at www.atlantic-records.com, utilizes RealNetworks RealSystem G2 technology to present clips, which are synchronized with links to artist sites and retailer Total E.
1991 – Songwriter Mort Shuman dies of cancer in London at age 52. He collaborated with Doc Pomus on such hits as Elvis Presley’s “Little Sister,” the Drifters’ “Save the Last Dance for Me” and Dion and the Belmonts’ “A Teenager in Love.”
1985 – Stevie Wonder’s “Part-Time Lover ” reaches the No. 1 spot in The Billboard Hot 100. Winning this spot makes Wonder the first artist to have a single on five different Billboard charts: the Hot 100, Hot Black Singles, Hot Adult Contemporary, Hot Dance/Disco Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco 12-inch Singles.
1981 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Private Eyes,” Daryl Hall & John Oates.
1971 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves,” Cher.
1966 – Blues great Mississippi John Hurt dies.
1962 – Elvis Presley film “Girls! Girls! Girls!” premieres.
1944 – Keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is born in the U.K. The group’s biggest album is the live triple album “Welcome Back, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends; Ladies and Gentlemen … Emerson Lake and Palmer.” It sells more than 1 million copies and reaches No. 4.