The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 4.16.12)
This week we said goodbye to a pioneer in music, radio and television, while another legend, from the world of hip hop, was resurrected on stage at Coachella. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj bid adieu to Twitter, Gotye came from overseas and conquered the singles chart and Lionel Richie climbed to the top of the album chart for the first time in 26 years — despite his current tax woes. Head below to see how these music makers (and others) ranked on our weekly Pop & Fizz roundup!
To see exactly how these artists entered the hype index, check below.
- Tupac Shakur Rises From Dead, Performs With Snoop Dogg At Coachella
- Dick Clark Dead At 82 From “Massive Heart Attack”
- Gotye And Kimbra Top Hot 100 With “Somebody That I Used To Know”
- Did Nicki Minaj Quit Twitter?!
- Rihanna Goes Topless In Hawaiian Vacation Pics
- Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee Becomes His First #1 Album On The Top 200 In 26 Years
- Nelly Furtado’s “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)”: Listen
- Azealia Banks’ 1991 EP Delayed … Again
- Rihanna, Adele & Raphael Saadiq Make Time 100 Most Influential People List
- Kelly Clarkson, NKOTBSB & The Wanted To Headline MixTape Festival 2012