The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on August 28, 2003, honoring the best music videos from June 1, 2002, to June 9, 2003. The show was hosted by Chris Rock at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This year's ceremony is best remembered for Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera during the show's opening performance.
|2003 MTV Video Music Awards|
|Date||Thursday, August 28, 2003|
|Location||Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York|
|Hosted by||Chris Rock|
Winners are in bold text.
Charlie Brown Jr. – "Papo Reto (Prazer É Sexo, o Resto É Negócio)"
|Sean Paul||"Like Glue"|
"Gimme the Light"
|The Black Eyed Peas||"Where Is the Love?"|
|"Like a Virgin" (Spears and Aguilera)|
"Hollywood" (Madonna, Spears and Aguilera)
|Good Charlotte||"The Anthem"|
|"Dirrty" (Aguilera and Redman)|
"Fighter" (Aguilera and Navarro)
|Mary J. Blige
|"All I Need" (Blige)|
"Love @ 1st Sight" (Mary J. Blige and Method Man)
"Ooh!" (Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent)
"Family Affair" (Mary J. Blige)
|"Baby Boy" (Beyoncé)|
"Crazy in Love" (both)
|Metallica||"Are You Gonna Go My Way"|
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
"Seven Nation Army"
The MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2003 were hosted by hip hop artist Zeebra and pop singer and actress Nana KataseChris Hopewell
Chris Hopewell is an English music video director and screenprinted poster maker. He has directed videos for Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Scissor Sisters, Louis XIV, The Knife, The Offspring and several other bands. His video for Radiohead's "There There" received an award for art direction at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Hopewell co-founded the company Collision Films (2002 - 2012).
He also co-directed with Crispian Mills on the film A Fantastic Fear of Everything starring Simon Pegg. His most recent work is directing the music video for Avenged Sevenfold's 2016 single, "The Stage".St. Anger (song)
"St. Anger" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in June 2003 as the lead single from their eighth studio album of the same name. It won Best Metal Performance at the 46th Grammy Awards and was also nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, but lost to "Somewhere I Belong" by Linkin Park.This song provided the theme for WWE's SummerSlam 2003; the music video was also included in the pay-per-view DVD.
The lyric "Fuck it all and fuckin' no regrets, I hit the lights on these dark sets" may be a reference to two other Metallica songs, "Damage, Inc." (Master of Puppets) and "Hit the Lights" (Kill 'Em All).The Only
"The Only" is the first single from the industrial metal band Static-X's third album, Shadow Zone.
The song is featured in Need for Speed: Underground, and on the PC version of the game True Crime: Streets of LA, and in the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards as a background music for an announcer's speech. In Need for Speed Underground, the words "my heaven, your hell" have been replaced by "My heaven, you're losing".
The video was directed by P. R. Brown and features the band facing the walls of a small room with the camera orbiting around them. The walls are lifted by the end of the video revealing a crowd of fans around the room's floor.The Seed (2.0)
"The Seed (2.0)" is the second single by The Roots from their fifth album Phrenology (2002). The track, which features Cody Chesnutt on the guitar and vocals, is an "uptempo retooling" of his song "The Seed" from the album The Headphone Masterpiece. The song's music video was nominated for the MTV2 Award at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Jeff Vrabel of Billboard described the track as "a genre-bending mix of rock guitars and Prince-styled keyboards and drums".