Last week, we had our hearts occupied by Garbage, Aaliyah, and fun. and Janelle Monae's "We Are Young." This week, our Hype Index finds us all abuzz about a Playboy cover, a would-be X Factor host, and a certain American Idol contestant whose criminal behavior isn't limited to being pitchy. Plus, as you may have guessed, we're still pretty jazzed about South By Southwest. To see who made our hearts go all a-flutter this week and who broke them, head below!
To see exactly how these artists entered the hype index, check below.
Idolator's 2012 South By Southwest Coverage
American Idol Contestant Jermaine Jones Kicked Off For Lying About Criminal Past
Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Demolishes Adele's Run At #1
Bruno Mars Covers Playboy Magazine
Justin Bieber's New Single "Boyfriend" Draws Justin Timberlake Comparisons
Azealia Banks On Nicki Minaj And Her "Ugly Wigs And Ugly Costumes"
Madonna's MDNA Track "Superstar": Hear A Snippet
Darren Criss Offered (And Turned Down) Hosting Gig On The X Factor
Miley Cyrus Heats Up The Hunger Games Premiere
Nicki Minaj Is A Bikini Babe For "Starships" Shoot
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