Posts tagged "Hype Index"

Nicki Minaj’s Political Verse & The MTV Video Music Awards: The Hype Index

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The MTV Video Music Awards Get Ranked!
Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that manages to squeeze an entire week of music news into one very opinionated list. Stevie Wonder and Nicki Minaj started off September in hot water, while Madonna and Elton John reportedly hugged it out. The MTV Video Music Awards turned 28, but without Lady Gaga or Kanye West the show was seriously lacking in the water cooler moment department. Watch above to find out who earned our number one spot and who broke our hearts this week —  then read on to see exactly how these artists made the Hype Index.

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Taylor Swift, One Direction & Will.i.am Reach For The Stars: The Hype Index

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See How We Rank One Direction
Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that condenses the week in pop into one very opinionated list. This week our favorite artists were pelted with boos (ahem, Madonna) and unfounded rumors (ahem, Adele). We also got wind of some exciting releases on the way from One Direction and Missy Elliott, but neither were exciting enough to earn our top spot. Watch the video to find out who did, and read on to see exactly how these artists made the Hype Index. More »

Christina Aguilera & Beyonce Run The World: The Hype Index

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Welcome back to the Hype Index, our opinionated look on the week in pop. In case you’ve just come back from an silent meditation retreat, Avril Lavigne and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger are engaged. (We were just as surprised as you are.) This week also brought brought us new releases from the likes Mariah CareyGrimes and Nicki Minaj. But none of these divas could steal the crown from Christina Aguilera. So just who ranked where? Watch to find out. More »

Miley Cyrus’ Haircut And Taylor Swift’s New Hit: The Hype Index

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Miley's New 'Do Gets Ranked!
Welcome back to the Hype Index, where we look back on the week in pop by grading the biggest news stories and get a tad bit emotional by sharing our feelings about them. This third week in August brought us a drama from Lady Gaga, Azealia Banks as well as Drake and Chris Brown. But they couldn’t steal the thunder of new debuts by way of Taylor Swift (in the form of a song) and Miley Cyrus (in the form of a drastic haircut). Just who ranked where? Watch to find out. More »

Spice Girls Reunited, Aaliyah Resurrected: Hype Index

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Spice Girls Get Ranked!
Welcome back to the Hype Index, where we take a moment to reflect on the week in pop by ranking the biggest stories and tell you how we really felt about them. This second week in August brought us a new MTV VMAs host, the Billboard Hot 100 chart’s reigning artist, and Adam Lambert‘s style makeover. We also saw some major and minor disappointments by way of Rihanna‘s lost endorsement deal, Lana Del Rey‘s new music and the sad news about the late Amy Winehouse‘s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Just who ranked where? Watch to find out.

Miley Cyrus Strips, Rick Ross Rules & Mariah Carey Returns: Hype Index Is Back!

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Here's What Popped And Fizzed This Week
Good news, everyone! The Hype Index has returned — in video form as part of our new web series Soundbytes. And could we have picked a better week in the world of pop to rate and judge this week’s biggest stories? This first week of August brought us the 2012 MTV Video Music Award nominations (and some hard to ignore snubs), premieres from Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber. We also got some unexpected news from Snoop Dogg (err, Lion) and Pitbull, while untameable Miley Cyrus was up to the same old, same old. Watch above to find out what else made the grade.

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

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The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 5.14.12)

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. More »

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 5.7.12)

One week ago today, the music world lost Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch following his three-year battle with cancer. It was a major blow to fans of the trio whose music had soundtracked the past 26 years. Additionally, The Voice finally wrapped up Season 2 this week, but not without a few barbs coming from — and aimed at — Christina Aguilera. And along those lines, it seems Xtina isn’t the only former member of Mickey Mouse’s club who we’ll see in a judge’s chair on a TV singing competition. Head below to see how pop’s movers and shakers ranked on our weekly Pop & Fizz chart! More »

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 4.30.12)

Have we ever seen a week with so many music high profile video premieres? Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole, Shakira and even Justin Bieber offered up their latest visuals. Some were sexy. Others promised to be sexy, but ended up being kind of a snooze. Meanwhile, Bobby Brown hit up the Today Show to talk about his late ex-wife Whitney Houston, The Wanted bashed Christina Aguilera and Kris Allen was busted for an impromptu performance outdoors. Find out what else made our weekly Pop & Fizz rankings below! More »

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 4.23.12)

It was a busy week on the pop scene, and yet some of the biggest stories had nothing to do with music. Kanye West made his love for Kim Kardashian official with some PDA (and some KW-style jewelery), while Katy Perry celebrated a second week of Coachella with her new boyfriend. And let’s not forget People falling head over heels for Beyonce, who they named the most beautiful woman in the world. Find out what else made our weekly Pop & Fizz rankings below! More »