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2003: 50 Got Rich, There was Only One Queen 'B' & More! [VIDEO]

 

2003, where should we begin? There's so much to be said about the third year into the millennium, but in this piece we're going to focus on who was hot and what was poppin'.



Let's start off with Billboard Top 10. During that year, for the first time in history, the entire list was composed by black artists. Take a look below and see who was in heavy rotation on your iPod.

Billboard top 10

1) Baby Boy - Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul

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2) Shake Ya Tailfeather - Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee

3) Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins

4) Right Thurr - Chingy

5) Frontin' - Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z

6) Damn! - YoungBloodZ featuring Lil' Jon

7) P.I.M.P. - 50 Cent

8) Into You - Fabolous featuring Tamia or Ashanti

9) Stand Up - Ludacris featuring Shawnna

10) Where is The Love? - Black Eyed Peas

 


Now if you didn't have an iPod you had a CD Walkman and according to these stats, hip-hop fans spent the most money on the artists listed below. As you can see 50 got rich and didn't die trying. Check out who had the highest first-week sales in 2003.

 

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1. Get Rich or Die Tryin': 50 Cent                                             872,0001

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2. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below: OutKast                           510,0001

3. The Black Album: Jay-Z4                                                        630,001

4. Tupac: Resurrection: 2Pac                                                    430,0002

5. Chicken-n-Beer: Ludacris                                                      429,0001

6. Beg for Mercy: G-Unit                                                            377,0003

7. Bad Boys II: Various Artists                                                   324,0001

8. Grand Champ: DMX                                                               312,0001

9. The Neptunes Present... Clones: The Neptunes                249,0001

10. Cheers (album): Obie Trice                                                 226,0005

 


After bumping music all day on a CD player people probably wanted to sit and watch a good game. Now, with so many sports in existence, the list would have been never ending, so check out the top athletes of 2003, from the sports that we actually cared about.


Tiger Woods (Yes, golf mattered and you know why))

via GIPHY

 

 

Venus Williams & Serena Williams

Ravens

Photo Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/Getty Images

 

 

Jamal Lewis

Ravens

Photo Credit: The Sporting News/Getty Images

 

 

Tim Duncan

via GIPHY


Now, if you happened be watching your favorite game alone, you were probably on the phone with your friends. And you were most likely using one of the cellular devices below. Check out the most popular cell phones of the time.

 

1. NOKIA 6600

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Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

 

2. BLACKBERRY 7210

via GIPHY

 

 

3. PALMONE TREO 600

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Photo Credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

 


After calling your friends on your new Nokia and watching NBA Finals, you were definitely planning what to wear to the biggest hip-hop concert in the world that marked the unofficial start of this sunny season, Summer Jam 2003. 

Watch the original Queen 'B', Lil Kim, kill it and 50 Cent remind us he's been patiently waiting to body his performance on the Summer Jam stage.

 

Queen 'B' on the SJ Stage 2003

 

50 Cent on the SJ stage 2003 (Go to :34 mark)

 

Scroll through and take a look at moment in Hip-Hop that only Summer Jam could deliver! 

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