The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 3.12.12)

Becky Bain | March 16, 2012 7:30 am

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 contestantwhose 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.

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