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play the first of two nights at Carling Academy, Brixton, London, UK.
begins his Words And Music tour at the Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia, USA.
begins his Somewhere In The Sun tour in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.
Newly-released figures show that the British public buys more compact discs than any other nation. The average UK resident bought 3.2 CDs in 2004, which is more than the USA (2.8), Germany (2.2), France (2.1), and Japan (2).
Mutya Buena of hitmaking UK all-girl trio The Sugababes
gives birth to a baby girl.
Rapper Jadakiss is given three months probation on gun and drug possession charges in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. The charges will be dropped if he stays out of trouble during the three months.
The Black Crowes
reunion tour plays the second of seven non-consecutive nights at The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
It is reported that UK chart-topping pop vocalist Tony Christie
, known for his cheesy style, has secured a £50,000 contract to appear in advertisements for Stilton cheese.
is chosen as Favourite UK Newcomer and also wins the Favourite UK Single award for These Words at the Capital Radio Awards in London. Mariah Carey
exasperates the organiser by arriving 90 minutes late, then explaining that she had broken a fingernail. Other pop glitterati in attendance include Blue, A1, Dido
and Kylie Minogue
Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville, presiding over Michael Jackson
's child molestation trial in Santa Maria, California, USA, rules that adult material from Internet sites found on Jackson's computers, is not admissible as prosecution evidence because it may have been automatically stored by the computers and because "there wouldn't be any way of knowing if anyone looked at the material."
A US Federal Appeals court rules that a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, songwriter Michael Lowe was frivolous. Lowe claimed in his lawsuit to have created the beat for a track on Xzibit's platinum-selling album Restless. Lowe is ordered to pay Dr. Dre's legal fees and court costs, totalling around $35,000.
It is announced that Alanis Morissette
is to star in a forthcoming US tv sitcom, We're With The Band.
Three weeks after release, it is reported that the new Jennifer Lopez
album, Rebirth, has sold an alarmingly low 400,000 copies. Her previous album had sold four million copies.
MTV announces a deal with Bad Boy Entertainment, under which its founder, Sean "P. Diddy
" Combs, will act as executive producer for upcoming TV projects.