The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 4.16.12)

Robbie Daw | April 20, 2012 6:00 am

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 roundup!

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

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