The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 1.29.12)

Sorry — what was that? We could barely hear you over the locomotive that is the Madonna Train roaring through Planet Pop at 140 mph. The Queen truly soared and thrilled over the past seven days, but the week wasn’t without heartbreak, as a bona fide R&B pioneer from the television world met a tragic end. Thankfully we had the Michael Jackson episode of Glee, the rise of UK gents The Wanted and the rad return of Garbage to ease the pain. See how all these music players ranked on our weekly Pop & Fizz hype index by heading below!

To see exactly how these artists entered the hype index, check below.

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