The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 5.14.12)

Robbie Daw | May 18, 2012 5:29 am

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.

Hype Index Idolator May 18 2012

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

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