This week the music world lost two legendary performers: Donna Summer and Chuck Brown. And given that other greats such as Etta James, Whitney Houston and Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys have already passed away in recent months, we can’t help feeling that 2012 will sadly go down as the Year Of Death. See how this, and other events such as Lady Gaga‘s forced cancellation of a concert in Asia and Jay-Z‘s support for gay marriage, ranked on our weekly Pop & Fizz hype index below.
To see exactly how these artists entered the hype index, check below.
- Donna Summer Dead At 63
- Jay-Z Speaks Out In Favor Of Gay Marriage: Watch His Interview
- The Voice Heading To Fall Time Slot, Where It Will Compete With The X Factor
- Kelly Clarkson Stuns At Upfronts VIP Party
- Chuck Brown, “Godfather Of Go-Go”, Dead At 75
- Lady Gaga Concert In Indonesia Canceled Following Protests Over Sexy Dance Moves
- Glee Episode “Nationals”: The Two Best Performances (And Lindsay Lohan)
- Usher Makes SNL Scream And Climax: Watch
- Justin Bieber Almost Moons All Of Wango Tango
- Nelly Furtado’s The Spirit Indestructible Pushed Back To September Release Date